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Jimi Hendrix: The Stories Behind the Songs

By: David Stubbs

About this Book

  • Hardcover
  • 192 Pages
  • Dimensions(cm) 28.0×21.6×1.91
  • Published: 3rd September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781787394346

In Jimi Hendrix: The Stories Behind the Songs, music journalist and author David Stubbs provides the definitive companion to Hendrix’s recorded output, from the early years, including ‘Hey Joe’ and ‘Purple Haze’ through to his posthumously released trilogy that concluded with Both Sides Of The Sky.

Quite possibly the greatest solo rock artist of all time, Jimi Hendrix was the supreme physical and musical emblem of rock music. And although he was an immense guitarist, he also connected with audiences as a performer and a songwriter. Songs like ‘Voodoo Chile’ and ‘Third Stone From The Sun’ were the brilliant products of a dazed yet expanded consciousness, full of casual epithets which illuminated the era: ‘May you never hear surf music again’; ”Scuse me while I kiss the sky’; ‘Gonna raise my freak flag high’. Each one of them is explored, dissected and celebrated.

About the Author

David Stubbs is a British author and music journalist. Alongside Simon Reynolds, he was one of the co-founders of the Oxford magazine Monitor before going on to join the staff at Melody Maker.

He later worked for NME, Uncut and Vox, as well as The Wire. His work has appeared in The Times, The Sunday Times, Spin, The Guardian, The Quietus and GQ.

He has written a number of books, including a song by song profile of Jimi Hendrix and Fear Of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don’t Get Stockhausen, a comparative study of 20th century avant garde music and art. He currently lives in London.

  • ISBN: 9781787394346
  • ISBN-10: 1787394344
  • Series: Stories Behind the Songs
  • Audience: General
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • Published: 3rd September 2020
  • Publisher: Welbeck
  • Country of Publication: GB
  • Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.6  x 1.91
  • Weight (kg): 1.06

Additional information

Weight 1.60 g
Dimensions 28 × 22 × 2 cm

Picture Book

Intended Audience

Adults, Young Adults



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Jimi Hendrix: the Stories Behind the Songs

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Welbeck Publishing Group

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Biographies & True Stories

Number of Pages

192 Pages


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