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Inner World of Jimi Hendrix

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Written by Hendrix's fiance, this personal and intimate portrait of the legendary rock guitarist features compelling, untold facts about Hendrix's last 24 hours, as witnessed by the author. With almost religious devotion, Dannemann articulates Jimi's philosophies and inner feelings. Includes 45 full-color paintings and 20 color photos, many never before published.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by St. Martin's Press (first published September 1995)
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Jib
Sep 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The distortion and overall sullying of Hendrix's legacy is inexcusable; fortunately, Monika Dannemann's book clears up many incorrect preconceived "hearsay" notions regarding Hendrix and substitutes the reality of who he was as a person and a creative and passionate human being.

Jimi Hendrix's guitar prowess is widely recognized, yet it is seldom detached from his alleged "addiction" to drugs; the truth is that he saw drugs as "a weakness and nothing to be proud of" and that he understood music
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Shawn Sinclair
Dec 15, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who would like to know the little known spiritual and philisophical side of Jimi Hendrix
While reading this book I learned how inaccurate the public personification of Jimi Hendrix really was. He was a very spiritual man who wanted his music to convey his beliefs through the energy of his music. He beleived he could change the world by opening the minds of his listeners.
The origional lyrics of his songs were actually very different than the edited versions that were published. Many of the lyrics were actually descriptions of dreams and/or astral travels that he had.
The author, his
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fascinating look from Hendrix's long-time partner about his ideas on life, privacy, record label challenges, ideas and art work for the future
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