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ISBN:
0786171375
Author:
Charles R. Cross
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Music
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English
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Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (August 15, 2006)
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Room Full of Mirrors: A . .has been added to your Cart. Charles Cross does a wonderful job of capturing the complex life of Jimi Hendrix

Room Full of Mirrors: A . Charles Cross does a wonderful job of capturing the complex life of Jimi Hendrix. After reading his book I come away with one thought that kept nagging at me and that was that Jimi Hendrix was decades ahead of his time. the world will know peace.

Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix is a 2005 biography of the influential rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jimi Hendrix. It was written by Charles R. Cross. Room Full of Mirrors was released in the year of the 35th anniversary of Hendrix's death and is composed of over many interviews that Cross conducted. More than half of the people interviewed had never spoken about Jimi since his death.

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On the 35th anniversary of his death comes the definitive biography of rock 'n' roll legend Jimi Hendrix-by the New York Times bestselling author Charles R. Cross oinciding with the 35th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's tragic death in 1970, Room Full of Mirrors is the definitive biography o. Cross oinciding with the 35th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's tragic death in 1970, Room Full of Mirrors is the definitive biography of rock 'n' roll's greatest guitarist.

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Charles Cross does a splendid job of retracing the youth of Jimi Hendrix, a youth that I would not wish on my worst . The book was exceptionally good; though I knew Hendrix woud die, I was still unprepared for it when it occured. That is truly attributable to the fine writing of Charles Cross.

Charles Cross does a splendid job of retracing the youth of Jimi Hendrix, a youth that I would not wish on my worst enemies children, It becomes clear to me why Jimi was as messed up as he was. With out a stable home life and being transported from one house to another it's a wonder that he was successful at all. Jimi Hendrix was a man that wanted to do one thing and that was make music, in fact during the last week of his life when he shows up at a party without his guitar, friends knew he was in trouble.

Room full of mirrors. A L s o by. CHARLES R. CROSS Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain. Room full of mirrors. A biography of jimi hendrix. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of the Publisher. For information address Hyperion, 77 West 66th Street, New York, New York 10023-6298.

Автор: Cross Charles R. Название: Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of.

Charles R. Cross vividly recounts the life of Hendrix, from his difficult childhood and adolescence in Seattle through his incredible rise to celebrity in Londons swinging sixties.

For most people, the name Jimi Hendrix conjures up a larger-than-life image of the man who set fire to guitars, women’s hearts, and the status quo. In this groundbreaking new account of Hendrix’s life, music journalist Charles R. Cross takes a far deeper look. Beyond his legendary onstage and offstage magnetism and his excessive lifestyle, Room Full of Mirrors captures the whole man—a man who struggled to accept his role as an idol and who privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had.

Based on more than three hundred interviews and never-before-seen private documents, this book recounts the entire arc of Hendrix’s life: from his troubled childhood and struggles with racial prejudice as a young musician, to his rapid ascent in swinging London, to headlining Woodstock in 1969, with his death a year later. As colorful and large as the decade of the sixties, this page-turning biography gives the real Jimi Hendrix the immortality he deserves.

  • Ice_One_Guys
When I realized the author wasn't even around during the time Jimi was playing, I almost wrote the book off on that basis. That would have been a huge mistake.

My very special friend, Glenn, obtained two tickets to see Jimi at Madison Square Garden, and invited me along. The music was incredible. I still recall All Along the Watchtower, and much of what was on Electric Ladyland. The stage was in the center of the house and it slowly turned. To make things even wierder, tons of picture flashes continued to go off. I have often thought Jimi must have disliked having that stage turn and nothing being done about all the camera flashes, as though he was in the circus, and when the book got to that show, it confirmed my assumption.

On a second occasion, with my same friend, we went to see what was billed as the "Festival for Peace" at Madison Square Garden, but fortunately this time, the stage was at the end of the floor and stationary. Jimi played just a few songs, and I was utterly blown away with a smile ear to ear. Wish you were all there, as attempting to explain that experience is impossible to do with words. After just a few songs, Jimi let his guitar fall to the floor and walked off stage. I never understood what the problem was, since he sounded amazing. The book touches on that show as well and provides insight.

As I began reading this book, I was a bit turned off by all the detail behind Jimi's family, and very young years, but this detail proved essential in having a proper context to understand much that followed, choices Jimi made, and revealed Jimi the person, not the star.

This book is an excellent place to start, or finish, for that matter, for any one looking to read about Jimi. So many people that knew Jimi particularly well, have been extremely generous to share such intimate details. This book pulls you in, bringing the past into the present leaving you feeling as though you were there, during each step of the journey.

The details in this book are just incredible. The time Jimi spent in England, personal relationships, friends, fans, fellow muscisians sharing stories. Wow!

Jimi left us too early, but with a body of work that stands among the best ever recorded. To read this book is also to understand Jimi the person, full of sound, fury, and a huge heart with a tender soul.

Awesome job Mr. Cross. Thank you for writing this.

Gary
  • Abuseyourdna
Beautifully written. It points out another side to Hendrix that has given me more of an appreciation to this late great artist
  • Darkraven
Interesting account of the life of Jimi Hendrix. Music journalist Charles Cross brings Hendrix to life in these pages, and you get a feel for what made him into one of the greatest guitarists of all time. I think people should read this even if they aren't huge fans of Jimi Hendrix.
  • Mohn
Charles Cross does a wonderful job of capturing the complex life of Jimi Hendrix.After reading his book I come away with one thought that kept nagging at me and that was that Jimi Hendrix was decades ahead of his time.Anyone curious about the inner workings of Rock stars and all the touring that ends up draining their energy will not be disappointed in this book.One of the most profound things I have ever read occurs On page 225 where Jimi is quoted as saying one time..."When the power of love overcomes the love of power...the world will know peace."

There are no boring sections in this book....quite the contrary as I found myself resentful of anything or anyone that got in the way of my reading time.I highly recommend this book to those like me who came of age in that wonderful time of the 60's and also to those younger who want to gain some insight into what makes a Rock n roll legend like Jimi Hendriks tick and whose life was snuffed out way too soon.
  • Jonide
One of the best music bios I've read so far. There's something about the authors way of writing that I liked better than most.
  • Gigafish
The best biography I've read of Jimi Hendrix. It's one of those books that's hard to put down once you start reading. Lots of detail of his early life and final days.
  • Gio
This book was one of the best music biographies I've read recently.when I finished the book I felt like I knew jimi personally.charles cross is an excellent writer I read this book quickly as it is hard to put down.
Great for listening in the car. Sad for such a young talent to live so short. Jimi was the greatest ambassador of the electric guitar..