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27: Jimi Hendrix

Chris Salewicz

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The 27 Club Series, Individual composers & musicians, specific bands &, Biography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

James Marshall 'Jimi' Hendrix is the most famous and perhaps the most innovative guitarist in music history. He died aged 27.

In this thought-provoking mini-biography, acclaimed author Chris Salewicz attends not just to Hendrix's virtuoso skill, but also to his enigmatic and unpredictable character. He explores Hendrix's status as psychedelic talisman and fashion icon, detailing the attitude and style that informed his legend.

27: Jimi Hendrix paints an intimate portrait of a man struggling with fame and substance abuse while mesmerizing the world.

27: Jimi Hendrix is the fourth in a series of exclusive music ebooks, an ambitious project examining the perils of genius, celebrity and excess. Other titles in the series include 27: Amy Winehouse, 27: Kurt Cobain, 27: Brian Jones, and 27: Jim Morrison.

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Chris Salewicz

Chris Salewicz has been writing about music and pop culture for over 30 years. He was at the NME in the late 1970s and early 1980s and has written for The Sunday Times, The Face and Q magazine. His critically acclaimed books include Bob Marley: The Untold Story, Mick and Keith: Parallel Lines and Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer.

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