Jimi Hendrix is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music. Richard Houghton's fifth book in the I Was There series is a collection of over 500 eyewitness accounts of seeing him live. It's the story of Jimi's discovery by manager Chas Chandler in New York's Cafe Wha? and explosion onto the UK music scene in 1966 through to his untimely death in September 1970.
With fans recalling memories of the earliest Experience shows at UK clubs and theatre shows and Jimi's appearances at the Monterey, Woodstock, Atlanta and Isle of Wight festivals, you'll see a portrait of Hendrix the live performer that's never been painted before - up close and loud. With personal photographs, memorabilia, fascinating anecdotes, and fan stories that have never been published before.
Richard Houghton is based in the North West of England. His 2016 book The Beatles I Was There went top 20 in the Amazon Music charts. This is Richards fifth book in the I Was There series, along with The Who, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones. Richard also published the 2017 best selling book with David Gedge from The Wedding Present - Sometimes these words just don't have to be said.