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Jimi Hendrix
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  • Authored by: Dale Evva Gelfand
  • From the Series: Black Americans of Achievement: Legacy Edition
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791092143
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9214-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 787
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


Jimi Hendrix once said, “I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” And so he did. A poor black kid from Seattle, Washington, Jimi Hendrix became a rock legend who left an indelible mark on American culture. This updated biography illuminates the guitarist’s life for students with fresh information and compelling photographs. Named number one on the Rolling Stone magazine “List of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” the left-handed Hendrix wowed fans, fellow performers, and critics alike with his musical wizardry, outrageous theatrics, and flamboyant costumes. Like other rock legends who lived fast and died young, Hendrix seemed to have crammed several lives' worth of experience into 27 short years, but his legacy endures, influencing successive generations of musicians and winning new fans born long after his death.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Dale Evva Gelfand has worked in publishing for more than 25 years as a writer and editor. In addition to her books for Chelsea House, she is the author of a number of books about nature and gardening—including Grow a Hummingbird Garden, A Little Book of Flowers, and Creating a Habitat for Backyard Birds—as well as a contributing writer for books on women's health and child raising. When not reading most anything she can get her hands on, she can be found planting gardens, hiking through the woods, and photographing the natural world.

Reviews and Awards

“Th[is] book go[es] beyond the typical personal information to provide some social history relevant to the subject’s time.”
The Horn Book Guide

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