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  • Author:
    Sharon Lawrence
  • ISBN:
    0283070056
  • ISBN13:
    978-0283070051
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    Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd; Unabridged edition edition (February 18, 2005)
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    288 pages
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The Jimi Hendrix legend has lived on longer than the man, who died in 1970 at the age of twenty-seven. Sharon Lawrence started her career as a reporter for the United Press International's Los Angeles bureau. More than thirty years later. Her specialty was the entertainment beat, including film and pop music. After more than five years with UPI, she became a management, marketing, and PR consultant for such clients as MCA, Columbia, Apple, and Rocket Record Company, as well as for major movie studios. She has worked with numerous artists including Elton John, David Bowie, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. More than thirty years later, what the world knows about him has become deeply distorted

The Jimi Hendrix legend has lived on longer than the man, who died in 1970 at the age of twenty-seven. More than thirty years later, what the world knows about him has become deeply distorted. Now Sharon Lawrence, a trusted friend of Jimi's in the final years of his astonishing life, has written a serious exploration of his life, death, and enduring legacy, based partly on the author's never-before-heard recorded interviews with the late musician.

Download books for free. The genius we never understood. The truth we never heard. The man we never knew. The music we never forgot. A revealing portrait of a legend by a close and trusted friend.

Sharon Lawrence is a journalist who knew Hendrix well, became his confidante and . The Truth' part of this book is a grim tour de force.

Sharon Lawrence is a journalist who knew Hendrix well, became his confidante and saw him a number of times in the weeks before his death. Jimi Hendrix" tells and shows - in rich detail - who Jimi Hendrix really was and what really happened to him during his short life, and what has happened to his legacy in the more than thirty years of greed and game-playing since his tragically early death. The book contains new and rare material including many unpublished conversations with Hendrix and major insights from more than fifty fresh sources who have previously kept their silence.

Sharon Lawrence is a journalist who knew Hendrix well, became his confidante and saw him a number of. . Jimi Hendrix tells and shows - in rich detail - who Jimi Hendrix really was and what really happened to him during his short life, and what has happened to his legacy in the more than thirty years of greed and game-playing since his tragically early death.

Sharon Lawrence is a journalist who knew Hendrix well, became his confidante and saw him a number of times in the weeks before his death

Sharon Lawrence is a journalist who knew Hendrix well, became his confidante and saw him a number of times in the weeks before his death.

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Sharon Lawrence is a journalist who knew Hendrix well, became his confidante and saw him a number of times in the weeks before his death. Jimi Hendrix tells and shows - in rich detail - who Jimi Hendrix really was and what really happened to him during his short life, and what has happened to his legacy in the more than thirty years of greed and game-playing since his tragically early death. The book contains new and rare material including many unpublished conversations with Hendrix and major insights from more than fifty fresh sources who have previously kept their silence. Fellow rock stars and musicians, childhood neighbours, laywers and newspaper editors are among those who knew Jimi well and are now willing to speak about who he really was and what events marked his lightning-fast ride to the top, the extraordinary highs and lows which ultimately led to his death. Insightful and revelatory, this is also an affectionate portrayal of the real Jimi by a friend who feels the time is finally right to tell the true story.

Xurad
great book!
Gholbithris
Excellent book and super fast delivery. Very happy
DrayLOVE
Especially with her contention that Jimi committed suicide. Jimi's closest companions during the European tour - Mitch, Billy Cox, roadie Eric Barrett, etc contend that Jimi was in great spirits weeks before his death, especially with regards to Electric Lady Studios. Sure, he had all the hangers-on, financial, and manager crap, but he just didn't sound suicidal.

I liked hearing the more personal things, such as who Jimi's favorite actors were (Brando, James Dean), [...]
Swordsong
This book is a disinformation work from a media insider who was close to Jimi Hendrix. It is even possible Sharon Lawrence was placed on Jimi Hendrix by US Intelligence as they were known to do. In it Lawrence makes the absurd suggestion that Jimi took 9 sleeping pills as a sort of magic russian roulette that would decide his fate by either killing him or not.

Ms Lawrence is a curious creature who provides some very important witnessing in this book involving Monika Dannemann. The reason Ms Lawrence is a paradoxical entity is because she gives some very critical evidence in this book towards Jimi's murder in the form of confessions from Monika that she poured wine on Jimi. Because of Ms Lawrence's personal bent she failed to detect that Monika Dannemann was making a quick excuse for wine she knew was used to murder Jimi. Ms Lawrence exploits this confession for her disinformation purpose by trying to blame Monika. Meanwhile more credible researchers like myself realize that Sharon was friends with some other rock heavyweights who were involved but totally refrains from applying the same criticism she applies towards Monika to them. Persons like Eric Burdon, Gerry Stickells, Eric Barrett, Terry Slater, Alan Douglas, and others. So Sharon is definitely trying to scapegoat Monika as a patsy in order place blame on a dead person who can't defend themselves.

Sharon Lawrence is a notorious individual who violently attacks anyone who tries to confront her on what she wrote in this book about Jimi's death. She's arrogant and will not speak about it at the threat of legal action. And this coming from a person who is caustically critical, in this same book, of others not defending Jimi and betraying him. Even worse I think Sharon has a good idea that there's a lot more to Jimi's death than she revealed. What people have to realize, including Sharon, is that Jimi's murder is the central truth to his reality and that it will affect those who cover his life accordingly. Sharon makes the terrible mistake of thinking her attacking people by means of her Hendrix credentials will overcome this. In the end, when the truth comes out, Sharon will be made to heel to it and it won't be merciful to the real betrayers who are not whom they currently seem to be.

Here is the "Publisher's Weekly" blurb on this book:

{ But bound by bad deals he signed without counsel, under an intense media glare, exhausted by the road, busted for possession and trapped in a downward spiral of drugs, lawsuits and paranoia, Hendrix burned out. The year before his death, Lawrence writes, she watched Hendrix become a "Shakespearean protagonist... while a growing brood of greedy villains circled like vultures." On September 18, 1970, Hendrix overdosed on pills, which Lawrence believes was a deliberate act to "confront fate." }

It was written by the British corporation Reed Elsilver, which is also a Dutch concern. It is important to note that media cohorts Reed Elsilver take Ms Lawrence's interpretation and further it by suggesting Jimi's problems were due to paranoia and being burned out. And that he killed himself by means of Lawrence's version of suicide in reaction. Very convenient for a British firm in whose jurisdiction Jimi was murdered and covered-up. This is a perfect example of what is wrong with Sharon's book and the offense it commits. And Sharon, the woman who accuses others of betraying Jimi, will not be rushing back to correct it. It is a perfect example of Intel's use of the media for murderous disinformation and psy-warfare against their targets. And it's incredible that most Hendrix fans are so ignorant that they don't even notice.
Shomeshet
Truly a fascinating read and one of the best rock biographies I have ever read! Kudos to Sharon Lawrence for a very insightful and in depth book about Hendrix the person..You can almost imagine the conversations between the author and Hendrix..Quite a revealing side to a legendary rock icon!!

It's quite eye opening how Hendrix's music has generated so much income after his death..it's kind of like Elvis..these artists continue to make tons of money even though they died years ago...This book gives you quite a bit insight into the meanderings of the music business and the power struggle among those who chose to exploit the Hendrix "money making machine"..It's sad but quite revealing!

Jimi was a star that flashed brilliantly..whose legacy continues to inspire new generations! One somewhat wonders where he would be now if he had lived...he died so young at 27..

I highly recommend this book! It is very well written and gives you quite a revealing look at Hendrix the person as opposed to Hendrix the "guitar GOD"..It's a fascinating read!
Nalmetus
I too have read many biographies of Jimi Hendrix. But when I saw this one was being published I felt that I had to read it because many of the other biographies about Jimi were penned by individuals who were too involved in Jimi's business (either while he was alive and after his death). For instance John McDermott's (with Eddie Kramer) biography is very interesting but may be somewhat suspect as Mr. McDermott is now an employee of Experience Hendrix.

But I have to say thank you to Ms. Lawrence both for her touching and poignant biography but also for being Jimi's friend when he did indeed desperately need a friend who was not interested in his business and who wanted nothing from him but his friendship. And from Ms. Lawrence's book, it is apparent she cherished Jimi and their friendship. So I have to thank her for sharing this part of her life with Jimi's fans. She portrays Jimi as a very polite, very giving, and very unassuming person...someone who did not think of himself as a genius, even though now it is apparent that he was. All Jimi wanted was to make music, the way he wanted to make it, no matter the cost and apparently it cost him his life. It is very tragic that Jimi did not have better management who actually cared about him and his talent, as it is apparent that Michael Jeffrey only cared about Michael Jeffrey and only cared about Jimi as long as he was making money for him. Unfortunately, as Ms. Lawrence points out, Jimi has not fared much better after his death. His image and his music are still being exploited so that persons who claim to be his family can make money and live off of his great legacy.

All I can say is that we miss you Jimi, and wish you were still around making "truth and emotion" as you called it. Unfortunately you are not, and that is a tragedy for the entire world and for those of us loved your music 35 years ago and still love it to this day.

If you are a Jimi Hendrix fan, you will definitely enjoy Ms. Lawrence's book. I recommend it.