St. Jimi Hendrix
As a five-time Air Guitar Champion it’s clear to us that you have a deep appreciation for the rock gods. From the Doors to Zeppelin, these forefathers of rock-and roll-didn’t just help mold your air-plucking skills –they inspired a religion of sound for you. And as a devoted follower since the age of 13, Jimi Hendrix, the patron saint of the guitar solo (and awesome, sometimes LSD-laced headbands), has always been your favorite. Luckily for you, his brother Leon Hendrix has recently written an incredible biography forty years after Jimi’s death that dishes out new details about the legend’s life. Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Story ($20.00) sheds light on the early days of him performing at the “Chitlin’ Cirucit,” and covers a lot of the untold stories behind some of the songs in a lot of his albums.
In the book we also learn a lot about the dynamics between his management and his family. Leon felt that Jimi was isolated from his family and talks a lot about how that separation could have added to his tragic demise. This biography of Hendrix has been deemed perhaps one of the most intimate versions of his story and definitely worth checking out. It will no doubt give you some inspiration as you embody Jimi, Gold Coin Guitar Pick in hand, jamming out to “Purple Haze” like there’s no tomorrow.