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The Ultimate Hendrix Book

Jimi Hendrix enjoyed the international limelight for less than four years, but his innovative and imaginative interpretations of blues and rock continue to inspire guitarists and music lovers across ages and genre. Coinciding with what would have been Hendrix’s 75th year on this mortal coil is the publication of (incredibly) the first full-blown illustrated book exploring the life and career of the man many consider the greatest rock guitarist of all time. Seattle-based music journalist Gillian Gaar (and contributor to Life Elsewhere) joins Norman B to talk about Hendrix: The Illustrated Story, focusing in on the guitarist’s upbringing, his service as an Army paratrooper, his role as a sideman on the chitlin’ circuit, his exile in the UK, and his eventual reemergence in the US and the fame that followed until his untimely death in 1970.

 

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Janis & John: The Book & The Movie

John Byrne Cooke & Janis Joplin

John Byrne Cooke was in the right place at the right time. He was a member of D.A. Pennebaker’s film crew at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, where Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix became overnight sensations. A few months later, when Albert Grossman signed on to manage Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Grossman hired John to road manage them. Cooke became the only person who traveled with all three of Janis‘s bands, from 1967 until her untimely death in 1970. John Byrne Cooke tells the story of those tumultuous three years with an intimate, affectionate look back in, On the Road with Janis Joplin, now out in paperback. John is also a consultant and onscreen interviewee in the soon-to-be-released documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue, by director Amy Berg and Oscar winning producer Alex GibneyJohn Byrne Cooke will join Norman B for the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

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