It's no wonder Jimi Hendrix killed himself with excess. His mercurial rise to fame and its debilitating pressures proved to be more than he could handle. At root, the legendary '60s guitarist seems to have been a deeply sensitive artist, whose means of survival was a fundamental need to explore music with absolute freedom. But few folks in his crowded circle of colleagues, friends, and industry hangers-on were sympathetic. Numerous investigative tomes published in the 35 years since his death allege that even those who knew Hendrix best rarely knew him well. And the popular talking heads of his day, from archconservative William F. Buckley to liberal-leaning Dick Cavett, never... More >>>