Tomorrow marks the 40th year since Jimi's passing and I felt this iconic trailblazer should be honored. To this day his style and mark left on the
world remains unique and unmatched, although I would add that Stevie Ray Vaughn comes really close, and still managed to cut his own remarkable style
Jimi poured so much soul into his playing that watching him was just as much a part of the Hendrix experience as listening to him. He was in a class
by himself incorporating his own style into a blues/rock fusion laden with soulful expressions.
September 18 BBC is doing a documentary on Jimi's life and I am looking forward to it. www.bbc.co.uk...
Here are a couple of vids, one a show in 69 at LuLu and one is his last interview.
40 years after Jimi Hendrix's death on September 18th 1970, this film tells Jimi Hendrix's life story in his own words and is narrated by funk
legend Bootsy Collins in the soft, authoritative voice of Hendrix himself.
Blending archive footage, artefacts, news archive and rare performance footage, director Bob Smeaton's film takes us from Hendrix's childhood in
Seattle, through his spell in the army and on to his time on the chitlin circuit backing the likes of the Isley Brothers and Little Richard, his
'discovery' by ex-Animal Chas Chandler in New York, the formation of the Experience in the UK and his launch and instant popstardom in London in 1966,
his stellar festival appearances at Monterey and Woodstock, his artistic progression, his last British concert at the end of August 1970 at the Isle
of Wight Festival and his tragic death in Notting Hill, choked on his own vomit and red wine.
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Hiya guys, have you ever noticed that you can't be famous and dead without a murder rumour appearing? In some cases, it's the truth...Brian Jones.
In Jimi's case, I reckon it's also possible that he was killed rather than died. The hospital doctor thought the cause of death was drowning in wine
with very low alcohol in his blood stream.
John Bannister, the surgeon who dealt with Hendrix at hospital, has said he was convinced the star had drowned in red wine, despite having very
little alcohol in his bloodstream. "I recall vividly the very large amounts of red wine that oozed from his stomach and his lungs and in my opinion
there was no question that Jimi Hendrix had drowned, if not at home then on the way to the hospital," he wrote in 1992.
If he thought that and there wasn't enough alcohol in his system...who's thinking wtf?! How did the coroner opt for barbiturate OD and choking on
I wonder if the 'establishment' had such a low opinion of the lifestyles of people like Jimi, that they were quick to jump to conclusions? Combine
that with being a foreign black guy in London and the idea of murder would barely register or matter.
Interesting point Kandinsky, and I too have wondered about the alcohol deaths of Jimi, Janis, Keith Moon, Jon Bonham, and Jim Morrison. All died
during a disruptive and pivotal moment in history with the surge of the counter culture. I can see tptb not wanting to lose control to the influence
of rock and roll, so it would not surprise me to find out they were all killed, but that's how my mind works sometimes ya know.
Jimi was an amazing talent (and a pretty nice guy,too from most accounts)..
I often wonder what kind of music he would be making today were he still alive- I bet it would be unbelievable.......
Here's one I've always loved:
Skippy1138 thank you for the input and yes I too wish he was still around. He is one of those that's music is timeless and would fit into any
generation. When I first heard Valley's Of Neptune, even though it has a classical sound, it still fits as exceptional music, imo.
I just registered a little while ago and this is my first post. While looking over the site I was surprised to see a thread dedicated entirely to Jimi
something I wasn't expecting to see here. Bravo. I first got turned on to Jimi over 30 years ago and he is still my favorite artist. His music never
gets old to me. On my dying day, whenever that may be, there will probably be some Hendrix playing in the background.
Hey AKA, thanks for the comment and yes, one of the great things about ATS is BTS, a place dedicated to non-conspiracy subjects. With our eclectic
membership, I have seen some fascinating things in both ats/bts, and music, well, that reaches many and provides plenty of material to enjoy and/or
honor, including the one and only Jimi!
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