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The Illustrated Story

Gillian G. Gaar


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Hardcover (11/26/2019)


Hendrix is the definitive, illustrated biography of the man widely considered the greatest rock guitarist of all time.

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

Gaar's cover art is simply unmatched; it immediately outshines any other book cover in its vicinity...Gaar is able to paint a more complete picture of Hendrix's youth in Seattle, as well as book-ending his story...Hendrix: The Illustrated Story, is a delightful experience.—Pop Matters

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 MojoRolling Stone, and Goldmine. Her previous books include She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & RollEntertain 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.