Room Full of Mirrors by Charles R. Cross
A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

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Now in paperback, the national bestselling biography of American musical icon Jimi Hendrix

It has been more than thirty-five years since Jimi Hendrix died, but his music and spirit are still very much alive for his fans everywhere. Charles R. Cross vividly recounts the life of Hendrix, from his difficult childhood and adolescence in Seattle through his incredible rise to celebrity in London's swinging sixties. It is the story of an outrageous life--with legendary tales of sex, drugs, and excess--while it also reveals a man who struggled to accept his role as idol and who privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had. Using never-before-seen documents and private letters, and based on hundreds of interviews with those who knew Hendrix--many of whom had never before agreed to be interviewed--Room Full of Mirrors unlocks the vast mystery of one of music's most enduring legends.
 

About Charles R. Cross

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Charles R. Cross is the author of seven books, including Heavier Than Heaven, a New York Times bestselling biography of Kurt Cobain; Room Full of Mirrors, a bestselling biography of Jimi Hendrix; and two books on Led Zeppelin. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
 
Published August 8, 2006 by Hachette Books. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment, History, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Cross is strongest in his chapters about Hendrix’s deprived upbringing in Seattle and the first stirrings of his musical urges, but his tales of Hendrix’s apprenticeship on the Southern chitlin’ circuit and his artistic development in the hipster cauldron of Greenwich Village in the mid-‘60s feel...

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Actually, in overall score Hendrix tied Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd , whose end in a plane crash was more theatrical than Hendrix's inhalation of vomit.

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Cross (Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain ) turns his thoughtful eye toward another Seattle music icon, Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970).

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Austin Chronicle

The more we learn about Jimi Hendrix the person, the less we're able to lean on his public image as the embodiment of black macho iconography.

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