Becoming Jimi Hendrix

Before he was famous, by 1966, Jimi Hendrix had performed with Little Richard, Ike and Tina Turner, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, and the Isley Brothers. He'd won the Apollo Theater's famous Amateur Night competition. Blues legends B.B. King and Albert King had tutored him."Becoming Jimi Hendrix" is about the man who was consumed by his passion for music, practicing day and night, but who endured harsh criticism and frequent rejection by band leaders intolerant of guitar feedback from a shy yet cocky kid trying to steal their spotlight.From 1962 to 1966, Hendrix learned to please a crowd, dress like a star, and survive some of showbiz's shadier characters. This is the formative journey of one of the world's greatest guitar players--before fame, before London.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780306819100
Categories Biographies and Memoirs, BX, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities, WBD
Author(s) Steven Roby
Publisher Brad Schreiber
Pages 304
Format Paperback
Dimensions 22.9cm x 2.0cm x 15.3cm
Weight 0.37 kg
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