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New York Times Book Review, 10/17/10
“Hendrix’s career as a superstar has been well chronicled; the more interesting details of how he became one are told here…[Becoming Jimi Hendrix] makes a case for the preparation that every originator should go through: follow your passion obsessively, so that when you encounter the person or thing that will change your life, you’ll be ready.”
Steve Coates, New York Times, 10/15/10
“It’s a fascinating book for the story it tells, but I would pay the cover price just for its amazing photographs.”
Rolling Stone, 8/19/10
3 ½ out of 4 stars "Most important, the book shows how Greenwich Village was crucial to Hendrix's 1966 breakthrough: With Harlem unable to hold him, MacDougal Street provides the launching pad for Hendrix's psychedelic genius."
Curled Up with a Good Book, 12/21/10
“For hardcore Hendrix fans, it's worth reading.”
I found this to be poorly written and disappointing. Looking for another Hendrix bio to hopefully enjoy.Published 4 months ago by K. Stevens
very interesting book about one of the greatest! arrived soon after my order thank you!Published 6 months ago by John Lars Fatland
I have loved his music for years and am still hearing new things with each listen. That is surely the sign of great music. Read morePublished 10 months ago by P. robb
We always hear of the fame, glory, money, accomplishments, scandal, and ultimately the legend of stars such as Jimi Hendrix. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rick Vito
Not a bad book but I'm going to look for a better biography that will talk more about his later years.Published on January 31, 2013 by Bill Emerson
I enjoyed this book, But I have been a hard-core Hendrix fan since I first heard "Are You Experienced" back in 1968. This book is full of interesting facts and trivia. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Clement A. Parkhill
This is an outstanding book, and a nice way to meet a young Jimmy (Jimi) Hendrix. Though it sometimes jumps across time to make a reference, it is mostly a thoroughly researched... Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Bill Thomas
A very engaging and informative look-back at pre-Experience Hendrix and something for the "Voodo Chile" fans as much as the historian searching for JH odds n ends on many R & B... Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by Phil S.
I like this book a lot. It details the time Hendrix spent playing the so called "chitlin' circuit" in the 60s through his Uptown years in NYC and finally, his brief time playing... Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by Bob C.