Room Full of Mirrors

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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.

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Charles R. Cross, author of New York Times bestseller Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain and three previous books, was editor of The Rocket, the Northwest music and entertainment magazine, from 1986 through 2000. He writes for numerous newspapers and magazines.

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Seattle rock historian Charles Cross takes a deep and sensitive look at the complex life of the short-lived father of acid rock. Beginning with HendrixÕs family roots in Arkansas, Virginia, and British Columbia, actor Lloyd James narrates this chronicle of the guitaristÕs troubled childhood in Seattle, his apprenticeship along the ÒChitlinÕ circuitÓ and in the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village, his stellar rise as a phenomenon in England, and his drug-and-alcohol-fueled descent to death. JamesÕs intensity and emotion make his reading compelling despite his overtly Òwhite breadÓ voice. Surprisingly absent from this recording are musical sound bites to illustrate HendrixÕs musical style. Nevertheless, ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS is a beautiful and unforgettable audio biography. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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