Hendrix: The Illustrated Story
Gillian G. Gaar
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Hendrix: The Illustrated Story
Gillian G. Gaar
Voyageur Press
224 pages
October 2017
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Had Jimi Hendrix not been found dead on September 18, 1970, he would have turned 75 on November 27, 2017. But the guitarist couldnít outrun his own legacy and left this mortal coil more than 40 years ago. Since that time, a virtual cottage industry has sprung up involving dozens and dozens of books being written about him. Just when you thought no one could shed a new light on the iconic guitarist, author Gaar comes along with the first illustrated history of the left-handerís life.

Based in Seattle where Hendrix was born, the author looks deeply at Jimiís youth, military service, and his dues-paying years spent as a sideman. Accompanying this glorious text are over 200 photos spanning his career including live shots, memorabilia, studio portraits, and much more.

This is a beautiful book both in scope and visually. Even if you donít read it, the pictures are worth the price--but do yourself the favor. Sit down with this excellent book and read about arguably the greatest guitarist who ever lived.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Steven Rosen, 2017

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