❴Reading❵ ➸ Room Full Of Mirrors: A Biography Of Jimi Hendrix Author Charles R. Cross – Motyourdrive.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Room Full Of Mirrors: A Biography Of Jimi Hendrix

  1. says:

    I ll proudly stick my hand up and admit to being a bit obsessed with Jimi Hendrix He was just such a amazing spirit He descended, blew up what everyone thought a guitar could do and then vanished into the mist.In the mean time he did a lot of drugs and lived a life that is almost unfathomable This book details the messy chaos that swirled around him in a fun and easy read.I found it difficult to put down, but again, I m a huge Hendrix fan I wouldn t necessarily recommend it to everybody, but if you got some Voodoo Chile in you, go get this book

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    I grew up riding other people s horses in the vacant lot next to Jimi s dad s house I heard all the neighborhood stories and met all the people at parties who claimed to have seen Jimi play back in the day or who say they went to school with him it s amazing how many people say they graduated with Jimi when he never graduated from high school Not to mention the fact that Jimi never lived in this particular house with his dad and didn t even attend the same schools as these people I met Cross at a reading given by my former instructor David Shields I had not read A Room Full of Mirrors at this point I m not sure it was even released yet I mentioned a short story I wrote that was loosely based on something that happened in the neighborhood that was never public knowledge Cross not only knew the story I was writing about but gave me the amazing details of the story that came after my story Sadly, I think Cross knows Hendrix better than Jimi s family ever did His writing is a perfect balance of someone who is a good story teller but has the journalistic approach and particulars that make you feel like you are a part of the scene I have to admit despite knowing how the book would end, I found myself wishing Cross would somehow bring me to a different place One of the few times I would have been happy to follow.

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    Just finished reading 4 out 5 stars.I read a different Hendrix biography when I was a teenager in the 80s and have always loved and listened to his music but as far as his life its been a while New things I learned or had my memory refreshed on His Parents were not good people and unfit Parents Hendrix was one of these people that had no business drinking and caused problems for everyone including himself when he was drunk He had black fans but overall was rejected in Harlem and the black audience who thought he was weird Years later when he was a major star fresh off his iconic Woodstock performance he did a free benefit show in Harlem for a political organization and only 400 people showed up They booed and threw things at the stage He was embraced by the white hippy types in Grenwich Village and had to go to London to really gain acceptance where he was fawned over by all the biggest rock stars of that time before he made it big He was co managed by a former British Intelligence agent who took him to London where a still unknown Hendrix to a large degree re invented himself and was instantly rubbing elbows with famous rock stars and wealthy hipsters David McGowan readers read into that what you will.

  4. says:

    This book was extremely amazing.It begins with Jimi s life as a young child, and builds up to his life as an adult It s obvious that Cross REALLY did his research because all of his connections who he interviewed were extremely personal, and each of them had a close relationship with Jimi.The most interesting parts for me entailed the people that Jimi met along the road to stardom, and how Cross just captured his life so well There were also some parts that even made me chuckle out loud because there s a hint of humor in the writing which is also full of wittiness There s no doubt that Cross prepared for years before his biography got published, because the encounters throughout the book are much too personal to have been gathered over the course of less than 3 years And, of course it s no surprise, Jimi does die Haha. But that part of Hendrix s beautiful story is captured so intimately that you feel like you re right smack dab in the middle of it all Such a great tribute to one of the best musicians of our all time.Long live Jimi.

  5. says:

    Beautiful, compassionate, well researched, this biography of Jimi Hendrix belongs on the shelf of any fan of classic rock Charles R Cross captures all the different sides of Jimi, arguably the most complex of the great Sixties rock stars Blues man, mystic, science fiction visionary, flamboyant showman, Jimi Hendrix comes alive in these pages like never before Moreover, the heart wrenching chapters on Jimi s childhood in Seattle add new insight to his tragic end I would recommend this book to anyone who loves good music and legendary artists.

  6. says:

    Room Full of Mirrors is a well researched and fair account of the life of Jimi Hendrix Although clearly a fan, Cross doesn t shy away from the negative side of Hendrix, which included drug use surprise and violence More than 40 years after his death, Hendrix is still considered one of the most innovative, talented and influential guitar players of all time It s remarkable to think that the entirety of his solo career spanned only 4.5 years.

  7. says:

    Very revealing Being such an awesome musician as he is, it is no surprise there are countless books and articles discussing Jimi Hendrix s musical legacy But that also means we rarely strumble upon a book or an article which touch on his personal side, especially when he rarely give any details about it in interviews, as though the topic was too painful for him to touch.This book is one of those rare gems which made an admirable attempt to elaborate various aspects of Jimi s bleak and intense childhood and how it might had contributed to and influence his latter life as a flamboyant musician Definitely a good read

  8. says:

    This is a wonderfully researched and deeply moving look at the amazing, incredible Jimi From poverty to greatness, he lived in two divergent ends of the spectrum during his prolific, sadly short life He gave so much, bringing blues and rock to new heights He was truly a legend This book shows Jimi as a real man, with faults and insecurities A man who accomplished greatness in his short, tumultuous life This biography gives a deeper insight and appreciation of all aspects of Jimi s life It was a sad life yet his musical genius will undoubtedly live forever.

  9. says:

    Having been a huge fan of Jimi and his music over the years, I had read a few books on his career and downfall However, I had to admit that I did not know very much about his personal life and his early years Room Full of Mirrors exposed for me the young Hendrix and all the hardships he endured at such a young age It s amazing that he made it through his childhood, to be honest Extremely poor and extremely neglected by his parents, Jimi was a success if for any other reason, enduring these tribulations.When his success started to take off in Europe, Jimi just never seemed to find a comfortable place to fit in The United States shunned him for many years The white population looked at him differently due to racial stereotyping The black community never fully accepted him into their fold as they thought he was selling out his race Many fellow musicians were jealous of his talents He was taken advantage of by his managers and record contracts.Through all of this, Jimi never was comfortable in this role as a pop rock star He succumbed to the same tropes that most in this position do The drugs, the women, the self destructive nature, etc All resulting in a tragic story line where a gifted star never reached his potential.Mr Cross book is a must read for any of you that were fans of Jimi and his music Even those on the fence, this book opens you up into the culture of the time and let s you relive the rise and fall of a tremendous talent Here s hoping that you found your roomful of mirrors, Jimi

  10. says:

    Oh Jimi It s probably not well known but growing up in Seattle, Washington, Jimi Hendrix was a painfully shy kid with abusive and alcoholic parents It s something he never really shook despite the flamboyant outfits, guitar pyrotechnics, groupies piled up outside his door, and reckless drug use When he had moments of quiet, admittedly a rare time from his career taking off in London in his early 20 s to his death at 27, he would be at times part introspective part despondent He had created a character guitar burning wild man that brought him the success he craved only to discover that it trapped him in a gilded cage making him captive to the expectations of everyone around him There were times were I just wanted give the man a hug and tell him it was gonna be alright but perhaps this is how it was meant to be He lived lives in 6 short years than most do in a lifetime He was incandescence in human form An angel, a shaman, a shy little kid, a lover, kind, a jerk, an outrageously talented musician, and so much Had his life story gone a different way perhaps we aren t talking about him like we are today In this sense, he was a human sacrifice to his music Hyperbole Perhaps But Jimi s whole life was hyperbole He knew no other way He almost seems unreal As if no human being could have lived a life like this But he did And the world should be grateful to him for it.

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