The Illustrated Story
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Coinciding with what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 75th year on this mortal coil, this (incredibly) is the first full-blown illustrated gift book exploring the life and career of the man most consider the greatest rock guitarist of all time. Hendrix enjoyed the international limelight for less than four years, but his innovative and imaginative interpretations of blues and rock continue to inspire guitarists and music lovers across ages and genre.
Inside, Seattle-based music journalist Gillian Gaar examines the guitarist’s upbringing, his service as an Army paratrooper, his role as a sideman on the chitlin’ circuit, his exile in the UK, and his eventual reemergence in the US and the fame that followed until his untimely death in 1970. Featuring design as lavish as Hendrix’s music and carefully curated photography, posters, picture sleeves, and other assorted memorabilia, this is the ultimate Hendrix book experience.
Praise For Hendrix: The Illustrated Story…
a true gift book on a subject too many have tackled, but none quite like this.—Short and Sweek LA
Gaar has gone deeper than the average writer...written with love and care and it’s not uncritical. Not all of Hendrix’s output was stellar and Gaar tells it like it is...even a die-hard “read everything, seen everything, heard everything” Hendrix mega-buff will get something from this book—Rockerzine
...concert dates, album releases, and significant life events are well researched and certainly a boon to any Hendrixphile.—Library Journal
Voyageur Press, 9780760352236, 224pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2017
About the Author
Gillian G. Gaar has written for numerous publications, including Mojo, Rolling Stone, and Goldmine. Her previous books include She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll, Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana,Return of the King: Elvis Presley’s Great Comeback, and The Doors: The Complete Illustrated History, and Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band — The Illustrated History. She lives in Seattle.