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The Resource Starting at zero : his own story, Jimi Hendrix ; [narrative composition and introduction, Peter Neal ; authentication and compilation of source material, Michael Fairchild ; project coordination, Keith Robinson ; illustrations, Bill Sienkiewicz ; produced by Alan Douglas]

Starting at zero : his own story, Jimi Hendrix ; [narrative composition and introduction, Peter Neal ; authentication and compilation of source material, Michael Fairchild ; project coordination, Keith Robinson ; illustrations, Bill Sienkiewicz ; produced by Alan Douglas]

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Starting at zero : his own story
Title
Starting at zero
Title remainder
his own story
Statement of responsibility
Jimi Hendrix ; [narrative composition and introduction, Peter Neal ; authentication and compilation of source material, Michael Fairchild ; project coordination, Keith Robinson ; illustrations, Bill Sienkiewicz ; produced by Alan Douglas]
Title variation
Jimi Hendrix
Title variation remainder
starting at zero
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Language
eng
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Review
  • Jimi Hendrix's friend and producer Douglas and filmmaker Neal assemble a remarkable new memoir drawing from the musician's late public remarks, letters, and private writings. Intervening bits of explanation by the editors help effectively weave Hendrix's excerpts into a story that traces the iconic musician's life from childhood, to early struggles to make a living as a sideman, to his creative breakthroughs and worldwide fame with the Experience including his future musical ambitions that for obvious reasons went unrealized. It is a short book about a short life that ended long before its author, who died at age 27, had a chance to reflect on events with the benefit of hindsight. As a result, the reading experience feels intimate and immediate, written and spoken by a thoughtful and articulate artist. We see his thoughts during times of feast, famine, and fame—frozen at the original moment, and becoming palpably more abstract and ethereal as drug use took a larger and larger role in his life. This is an essential primary source for any devoted Hendrix fan, but will also appeal to those with a more casual interest. Color illus. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed November 4, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 44, p)
  • A posthumous "autobiography" of the rock god constructed from interviews, diaries, song lyrics, letters and other texts. Documentary filmmaker Neal, assisted by Alan Douglas, one of Hendrix's friends and associates, approached this project as a movie editor splicing together the disparate materials Hendrix left behind that spoke about his life, career and music. The basic outlines of the artist's life come through: He was born in Seattle in 1942 of African-American and Cherokee heritage. His mother died when he was 10. Shy and eccentric even as a child, Hendrix's difference and rebellious nature made for an awkward fit in school, and he dropped out at 16. After a brush with the law, he joined the U.S. 101st Airborne but was discharged early owing to an accident, the effects of which he played up, he claimed, since he'd had enough of the Army. His self-education in the blues as a guitarist in bands in the South and New York City led to a steady gig with Little Richard, but the flamboyant bandleader chafed at Hendrix's style, which threatened to outshine him on the stage. Never interested in stark borders or hard definitions, while living in Harlem, Hendrix was attracted to the folk scene in Greenwich Village, particularly to an off-key singing poet named Bob Dylan. With two dimes in his pocket, he accepted an invitation to try his luck in the blues and rock cauldron of London. The rest is fairly well-known history, though readers interested in the small details of Hendrix's life will want to supplement this book with an objective biography. The virtue of this book is its revelation of the restless, curious, creative, self-contradictory mind of a musical genius as he grappled with fame, fellow musicians, inspiration, doubt and life under the competing spotlights of adulation and criticism. A must-read for fans and scholars of classic rock.(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2013)
Biography type
autobiography
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1942-1970
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Hendrix, Jimi
Dewey number
  • 787.87092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML410.H476
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1942-
  • 1976-
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  • Neal, Peter
  • Fairchild, Michael
  • Robinson, Keith
  • Sienkiewicz, Bill
  • Douglas, Alan
  • Cross, Charles R
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  • Hendrix, Jimi
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his own story
Label
Starting at zero : his own story, Jimi Hendrix ; [narrative composition and introduction, Peter Neal ; authentication and compilation of source material, Michael Fairchild ; project coordination, Keith Robinson ; illustrations, Bill Sienkiewicz ; produced by Alan Douglas]
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Portion of statement of responsibility from colophon at back of book
  • "'Starting at zero' (originally titled 'Room full of mirrors') was produced without the input, assistance, or authorization of Al Hendrix, Janie Hendrix, Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., or any parties associated therewith."--Title page verso
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction / by Peter Neal -- Voodoo Child (November 1942-July 1962) -- Highway Chile (July 1962-September 1966) -- Are You Experienced? (September 1966-June 1967) -- Bold As Love (June 1967-August 1967) -- Ezy Rider (August 1967-January 1968) -- Stone Free (February 1968-December 1968) -- All Along the Watchtower (January 1969-June 1969) -- Earth Blues (July 1969-January 1970) -- Nine to the Universe (February 1970-September 1970)
Control code
995321
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781620403310
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620403310
  • (OCoLC)837178726
Label
Starting at zero : his own story, Jimi Hendrix ; [narrative composition and introduction, Peter Neal ; authentication and compilation of source material, Michael Fairchild ; project coordination, Keith Robinson ; illustrations, Bill Sienkiewicz ; produced by Alan Douglas]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Portion of statement of responsibility from colophon at back of book
  • "'Starting at zero' (originally titled 'Room full of mirrors') was produced without the input, assistance, or authorization of Al Hendrix, Janie Hendrix, Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., or any parties associated therewith."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Peter Neal -- Voodoo Child (November 1942-July 1962) -- Highway Chile (July 1962-September 1966) -- Are You Experienced? (September 1966-June 1967) -- Bold As Love (June 1967-August 1967) -- Ezy Rider (August 1967-January 1968) -- Stone Free (February 1968-December 1968) -- All Along the Watchtower (January 1969-June 1969) -- Earth Blues (July 1969-January 1970) -- Nine to the Universe (February 1970-September 1970)
Control code
995321
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781620403310
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620403310
  • (OCoLC)837178726

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