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The Resource Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix, Philip Norman

Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix, Philip Norman

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Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix
Title
Wild thing
Title remainder
the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix
Statement of responsibility
Philip Norman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death, the best-selling author of Shout! delivers a compelling new biography of the legendary guitarist. Celebrated as the most innovative guitarist ever to play, Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is renowned for symphonic solos and virtuosic picking (sometimes, with his teeth). But, as Philip Norman describes, before Hendrix was setting guitars aflame onstage, he was a shy kid in Seattle, plucking at a broken ukulele and looking out for his father, who chided him for playing left-handed. Interweaving new interviews with friends, lovers, bandmates, and his family, Wild Thing vividly reconstructs Hendrix's remarkable life- from playing in segregated clubs on the Chitlin' Circuit to earning stardom in Swinging London in 1966. For more than four mindboggling years Hendrix found unparalleled success, making historic appearances at Monterey and Woodstock while becoming the highest paid musician of his day, but it all abruptly ended with his tragic death in the sordid basement of a London hotel. Filled with insights into the greatest moments in rock history, Wild Thing reveals the endlessly complex figure behind the unforgettable riffs"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10917617
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norman, Philip
Dewey number
  • 787.87/166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.H476
LC item number
N67 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Hendrix, Jimi
  • Rock musicians
  • Guitarists
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
  • Hendrix, Jimi
  • Guitarists
  • Rock musicians
  • United States
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the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix
Label
Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix, Philip Norman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 'He was hearing music but didn't have an instrument to bring it to earth' -- 'Jimmy was a hippy before anyone knew what a hippy was' -- 'I still have my guitar and amp and as long as I have that no fool can stop me living' -- 'Everything's so-so in this big raggedy city of New York' -- 'I've got just the person for you' -- 'Quite honestly, Chas...he's almost too good' -- 'Oh my god, I'm not god any more' -- 'Go out and buy us a tin of lighter fuel' -- 'Not on my network' -- 'From rumor to legend' -- 'He was a life-saver' -- Electric ladies -- 'I'm going to die before I'm thirty' -- 'Nothing but a band of gypsies' -- Miles and miles -- 'Dad, my love...' -- 'Hey man, lend me your comb' -- 'Just call me helium' -- Goodnight sweet black prince' -- 'A tall black guardian angel in a hat' -- ''Scuse me while I kiss the pie' -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
391 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781631495892
Lccn
2020023464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1137827884
Label
Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix, Philip Norman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 'He was hearing music but didn't have an instrument to bring it to earth' -- 'Jimmy was a hippy before anyone knew what a hippy was' -- 'I still have my guitar and amp and as long as I have that no fool can stop me living' -- 'Everything's so-so in this big raggedy city of New York' -- 'I've got just the person for you' -- 'Quite honestly, Chas...he's almost too good' -- 'Oh my god, I'm not god any more' -- 'Go out and buy us a tin of lighter fuel' -- 'Not on my network' -- 'From rumor to legend' -- 'He was a life-saver' -- Electric ladies -- 'I'm going to die before I'm thirty' -- 'Nothing but a band of gypsies' -- Miles and miles -- 'Dad, my love...' -- 'Hey man, lend me your comb' -- 'Just call me helium' -- Goodnight sweet black prince' -- 'A tall black guardian angel in a hat' -- ''Scuse me while I kiss the pie' -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
391 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781631495892
Lccn
2020023464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1137827884

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