Hendrix The illustrated story

Gillian G. Gaar, 1959-

Book - 2017

"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 untimel...y 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."--Goodreads.com.

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2nd Floor 781.66092/Hendrix Due Mar 11, 2024
Illustrated works
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press 2017.
Main Author
Gillian G. Gaar, 1959- (-)
Other Authors
Dave Hunter, 1962- (-), Harvey Kubernik, 1951-, Chris Salewicz, Jaan Uhelszki
Physical Description
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Library Journal Review

In celebration of what would have been rock guitar icon Jimi Hendrix's 75th birthday, rock journalist Gaar has produced a shrewd illustrated biography that, while not an ideal introduction (see David Henderson's 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky for that), is a valuable addition to the mountain of volumes this artist's too-brief life has inspired. The stars of this show are the photographs, reproductions of posters and album covers. The accompanying differences between American and British releases are discussed in length with contrasts in artwork and running order considered. This illustrates the central theme of Hendrix as both visual and musical artist. Appendixes charting a time line of concert dates, album releases, and significant life events are well researched and certainly a boon to any Hendrixphile. Gaar's critical biography that accompanies this volume is written with an insight and taste not ordinarily seen in these kinds of endeavors. VERDICT This colorful, plush-bound tome should not be the first Hendrix book to buy, but it will please patrons with an interest in the musician's life and work.-John Frank, Los Angeles P.L. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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