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Jimi Hendrix took the world of rock music to new heights, and it has never really come back down. Meet the man who single-handedly changed the face of modern music. In this book you will find the story of Hendrix’s life in full detail—from his childhood to his stint in the U.S. military to his time as an international superstar. We will discuss the man, the myth, and the l Jimi Hendrix took the world of rock music to new heights, and it has never really come back down. Meet the man who single-handedly changed the face of modern music. In this book you will find the story of Hendrix’s life in full detail—from his childhood to his stint in the U.S. military to his time as an international superstar. We will discuss the man, the myth, and the legend, Jimi Hendrix. Inside you will read about... ✓ Extraterrestrial Encounter ✓ Running from Welfare Workers ✓ Jimi Joins the Army ✓ The Jimi Hendrix Experience ✓ Hendrix at Woodstock And much more!


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Jimi Hendrix took the world of rock music to new heights, and it has never really come back down. Meet the man who single-handedly changed the face of modern music. In this book you will find the story of Hendrix’s life in full detail—from his childhood to his stint in the U.S. military to his time as an international superstar. We will discuss the man, the myth, and the l Jimi Hendrix took the world of rock music to new heights, and it has never really come back down. Meet the man who single-handedly changed the face of modern music. In this book you will find the story of Hendrix’s life in full detail—from his childhood to his stint in the U.S. military to his time as an international superstar. We will discuss the man, the myth, and the legend, Jimi Hendrix. Inside you will read about... ✓ Extraterrestrial Encounter ✓ Running from Welfare Workers ✓ Jimi Joins the Army ✓ The Jimi Hendrix Experience ✓ Hendrix at Woodstock And much more!

30 review for Jimi Hendrix: A Life from Beginning to End (Biographies of Rock Stars Book 2)

  1. 5 out of 5

    RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)

    Interesting! This was a short history book. I only know a little about Jimi Hendrix. I gave it 5 stars for it was interesting. It was also sad. However, many of the Jimi Hendrix's quotes was like a light to the tunnel in dealing with the sad parts. I recommend this book for music and history lovers. Even if this music is not part of one taste, Jimi did play in Woodstock. Woodstock will always be part of our USA history. History is always important. History is interwoven into every subject. I wil Interesting! This was a short history book. I only know a little about Jimi Hendrix. I gave it 5 stars for it was interesting. It was also sad. However, many of the Jimi Hendrix's quotes was like a light to the tunnel in dealing with the sad parts. I recommend this book for music and history lovers. Even if this music is not part of one taste, Jimi did play in Woodstock. Woodstock will always be part of our USA history. History is always important. History is interwoven into every subject. I will read this book again.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ronald Keeler

    Jimi Hendrix is a production of Hourly History. The publishers have a signature subtitle, “A Life from Beginning to End.” The title varies a bit when the subject of the examination is an event or an era. This work is Book 2 in a Biographies of Rock Stars series. Designed to be read in an hour or under, books published by Hourly History fascinate me as they explore lesser-known facts of material many readers consider they know everything about. How will this presentation surprise me? I am a passiv Jimi Hendrix is a production of Hourly History. The publishers have a signature subtitle, “A Life from Beginning to End.” The title varies a bit when the subject of the examination is an event or an era. This work is Book 2 in a Biographies of Rock Stars series. Designed to be read in an hour or under, books published by Hourly History fascinate me as they explore lesser-known facts of material many readers consider they know everything about. How will this presentation surprise me? I am a passive consumer of the offerings the entertainment industry provides. I do not follow tabloids; I am not an ardent fan, or groupie, of anyone. My knowledge of Jimi Hendrix was limited to “everyone knows.” Everyone knew that his music was different. Everyone knew he took lots of drugs and probably had lots of female companionship; there may have been male fans as well. His lifestyle didn’t matter to “us,” the fans if the music was entertaining. It didn’t entertain everyone, of course. There were some fans and non-fans, of all ages, who took exception to a Hendrix interpretation of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Hendrix was a baby boomer, like me. He grew up in a single parent household in the early nineteen forties because father Al was off to war in Europe. The single parent family was not a happy one because the single parent, Lucille, was absent a lot, frequently in the company of other men. Her absences happened so much that when Al returned from the war, he was unsure of the paternity of Jimi. It didn’t help that Lucille had named Jimi after a man known by Al to be one of her “main” lovers. Home life never left the area of “rough.” Al had periods of good and bad employment. When good, he was away from home a lot. When bad, he hid in alcohol a lot. The net effect was that if Jimi had to describe parental figures, he might include grandma and a couple of aunts. At least he didn’t have to include social services as four of his siblings was forced to do. Al had turned them over to the state when he could not afford the specialized medical care they needed. Jimi survived the teenage years and even joined the US Army. True, it was under duress, a choice between jail and the military, but he did excel in the Army by becoming one of their elite soldiers, a paratrooper. Discharged for medical, not disciplinary, reasons, Hendrix went on to pursue the music career for which he was famous. This novel offers a possible explanation for the Hendrix ambidextrous ability to play guitar. I will leave that for the reader to discover and not reveal a possible “spoiler.” This series of books is always good and serves as a motivation for the casual observer to do further research. Prices vary for Hourly History novels on the Amazon site. Subscribing directly to the Hourly History website will lead to weekly emails offering publications for free. Clicking a link will lead to an Amazon site where the novels are offered free or through the Kindle Unlimited subscription system. Think of these as a fun challenge. How much do you know about the subject of these one-hour surveys? I try to read at least one of these weekly. It relieves the guilt over all the time I spend reading less “legitimate” fiction.

  3. 5 out of 5

    D. Thrush

    At 42 pages, I think there was a lot left out of this short Jimi Hendrix biography. He had a sad impoverished early life with alcoholic parents. His siblings were either adopted or in foster care and he and his brother were shuffled around to relatives at times. He was obsessed with music and taught himself to play guitar once he got his hands on one. He was truly gifted but found success in England before the US. Unfortunately, he died too young as have other musicians of that time. The books i At 42 pages, I think there was a lot left out of this short Jimi Hendrix biography. He had a sad impoverished early life with alcoholic parents. His siblings were either adopted or in foster care and he and his brother were shuffled around to relatives at times. He was obsessed with music and taught himself to play guitar once he got his hands on one. He was truly gifted but found success in England before the US. Unfortunately, he died too young as have other musicians of that time. The books in this series sometimes feel scattered.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Montzalee Wittmann

    It was more about his parents Jimi Hendrix:A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History discusses his parents and their fighting for 60% of the book. His musical career was relatively brief but I think there was more to say than what was presented.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    I've read a number of these One Hour Biographies now and I think this is one of the better ones I have read. I was pulled in to the story of his circumstances as an infant and I felt great sympathy for what the child suffered. I was amazed that such a tragic childhood and difficult family circumstances resulted in Jimi Hendrix's tremendous talent to emerge almost magically, without formal training. He truly was an incredible mix of great tragedy and great luck, being in the right place at the ri I've read a number of these One Hour Biographies now and I think this is one of the better ones I have read. I was pulled in to the story of his circumstances as an infant and I felt great sympathy for what the child suffered. I was amazed that such a tragic childhood and difficult family circumstances resulted in Jimi Hendrix's tremendous talent to emerge almost magically, without formal training. He truly was an incredible mix of great tragedy and great luck, being in the right place at the right time for his stardom to soar and then his life came to an unexpected and abrupt end. His life's story really is mind blowing.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    What an incredibly tragic story.  From the first page to last, Jimi's story is unique.  After reading this book, I went over to YouTube to listen to some of his music.  Untrained, Jimi had an amazing talent that shines through.  Although everyone might not have approved of his interpretation of  “The Star-Spangled Banner,” one has to admit that it is unique.   Although I didn't watch Jimi's career as it unfolded (he was a bit too experimental for my tastes), I remember when he died.  People talked What an incredibly tragic story.  From the first page to last, Jimi's story is unique.  After reading this book, I went over to YouTube to listen to some of his music.  Untrained, Jimi had an amazing talent that shines through.  Although everyone might not have approved of his interpretation of  “The Star-Spangled Banner,” one has to admit that it is unique.   Although I didn't watch Jimi's career as it unfolded (he was a bit too experimental for my tastes), I remember when he died.  People talked about it for days.  This particular story grabbed me, as the reader, from the first page.  Well done, Hourly History.

  7. 5 out of 5

    D. E.

    A HH. Musical Trail of Jimi Hendricks (JM) (ALFBTE) (BORDB -2) HH. has presented a life line of one of the classical rock star guitar player. Jimi Hendrix. I do belirve JH wad a fantastic guitar player. However, do to his demise he was never able to prove exactly how good he was. I was fortunate to ser him in Monterey and at Woodstock where he put on a guitar exposition like no other. It was unfortunate that he passed at such an early age. This is an excellent read for the genre.....DEHS

  8. 5 out of 5

    David Macleod Pollock

    "Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music." - Jimi Hendrix This brief encounter with the life of Jimi Hendrix was a most interesting read. Hourly History books are an excellent way of becoming acquainted with those who are the makers of history. To read how how Jimi made his way into the music scene was a wonderful refresher for me. As a Hendrix contemporary his music and that of other 60's musicians was my life. "Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music." - Jimi Hendrix This brief encounter with the life of Jimi Hendrix was a most interesting read. Hourly History books are an excellent way of becoming acquainted with those who are the makers of history. To read how how Jimi made his way into the music scene was a wonderful refresher for me. As a Hendrix contemporary his music and that of other 60's musicians was my life.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Mihalchick

    What a start! Hendrix's family life as a child was remarkable. But, he survived it and went on to prosper. Like all other books on this series, it's well researched, written in a conversational style, and leaves me wanting to know more. I have often wondered what Jimi would be doing now, seeing the arc of Clapton 's and Rod Stewart's careers. What a shame that he died so young. What a start! Hendrix's family life as a child was remarkable. But, he survived it and went on to prosper. Like all other books on this series, it's well researched, written in a conversational style, and leaves me wanting to know more. I have often wondered what Jimi would be doing now, seeing the arc of Clapton 's and Rod Stewart's careers. What a shame that he died so young.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Senlin

    Facts are good., I guess. Written like a term paper, there is no style to the writing. So this was no fun to read, but maybe if you want a quick fact list, this would be ok. I could have gotten all of this from Wiki, though. I wouldn't bother to get biographies from this "Hourly History" series if I wanted to get any real feelings about the subject. Facts are good., I guess. Written like a term paper, there is no style to the writing. So this was no fun to read, but maybe if you want a quick fact list, this would be ok. I could have gotten all of this from Wiki, though. I wouldn't bother to get biographies from this "Hourly History" series if I wanted to get any real feelings about the subject.

  11. 4 out of 5

    David Parker

    Band of Gypsy’s “I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to." I was station Fort Devens a month after Woodstock and then transferred to Berlin Germany a week after his first and last performance of his European tour. I and no else would ever see him perform again. Band of Gypsy’s “I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to." I was station Fort Devens a month after Woodstock and then transferred to Berlin Germany a week after his first and last performance of his European tour. I and no else would ever see him perform again.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jean

    A brief but bold life Jimi Hendrix was a man of amazing talent and not always good judgement, who made music his own. He will be long remembered as a genius with a guitar, especially in Seattle. This book shares the briefest of his biography, whetting the appetite for more information.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Dave

    How tough did this guy have it in his early year's, I'd say tougher than Charles Manson and look how differently they turned out!?! Highly missed talented guy 😢😢😢 P.S. It will be exactly 50 years tomorrow since Woodstock 😮 How tough did this guy have it in his early year's, I'd say tougher than Charles Manson and look how differently they turned out!?! Highly missed talented guy 😢😢😢 P.S. It will be exactly 50 years tomorrow since Woodstock 😮

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mark Lindholm

    Are you experienced? Another young talent gone. Much conflict in Jimi's early life that carried over into his later life. This book was a good intro to the life of Jimi Hendrix. A quick read. I may do some further reading on the short life of a great talent. Are you experienced? Another young talent gone. Much conflict in Jimi's early life that carried over into his later life. This book was a good intro to the life of Jimi Hendrix. A quick read. I may do some further reading on the short life of a great talent.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jim affleck

    Musical phenomenon To be honest, I don't think I have ever listened with any intent to any of Jimi Hendrix works. However, his life story is predictably fascinating. I do love music, and am extremely fascinated, as to the reasoning behind such creative geniuses. Musical phenomenon To be honest, I don't think I have ever listened with any intent to any of Jimi Hendrix works. However, his life story is predictably fascinating. I do love music, and am extremely fascinated, as to the reasoning behind such creative geniuses.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Guy

    A quick read. I always enjoy reading about the REAL life of someone I'm familiar with. TEhanks A quick read. I always enjoy reading about the REAL life of someone I'm familiar with. TEhanks

  17. 5 out of 5

    Teresa Johnson

    Very interesting I thought this book was very interesting. It have me insight to the man Jimi was. A good well written book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Star Gater

    Knew little about him. The story flowed well. The emphasis on his childhood and family was new to me.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Gleckler Clark

    Amazing...both Jimi and this brief expose if Jimi’s short life. A rough childhood and equally hectic ten years of adulthood m

  20. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    Review i This was an interesting read.I have always loved Jimi Hendrix guitar playing. I never knew he had such a sad childhood.

  21. 5 out of 5

    justin

    Quick read Mostly about his life before fame, centering on his childhood. It's too short to be real informative, just a quick telling of his life. Quick read Mostly about his life before fame, centering on his childhood. It's too short to be real informative, just a quick telling of his life.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Teresa McKinney

    Jimi Hendrix I found this very informative and interesting. I always loved his music but never knew his family history. Thank you for this book it was very interesting.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mark Pedigo

    Short short on the life of Jimi Hendix. I had heard his life had been turbulent, but yowzers, I had no idea. Not a terribly deep read, but interesting, and has pointers to other more in-depth books on JH if you're interested. As a side note: do not follow Hourly History on Amazon. They will hound you with daily emails to buy their damned books until you unsubscribe. They're only $2-3 each, but since there's a metric quizillion of them, that could become an expensive hobby. Short short on the life of Jimi Hendix. I had heard his life had been turbulent, but yowzers, I had no idea. Not a terribly deep read, but interesting, and has pointers to other more in-depth books on JH if you're interested. As a side note: do not follow Hourly History on Amazon. They will hound you with daily emails to buy their damned books until you unsubscribe. They're only $2-3 each, but since there's a metric quizillion of them, that could become an expensive hobby.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kirk Kinney

    Great read on Hendrix. A sound like non other! Interesting Paul McCartney helped with the idea of the concert at Monterey to get the US on board with him like the UK that recognized hia genius. Wish he had made it past 27....

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tami Campbell-Bishop

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jazzie Black

  27. 4 out of 5

    Shari Bonds

  28. 5 out of 5

    Starfighter

  29. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Leek

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rick Helmuth

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