Thursday, June 18, 2009

'You can learn from dead things, you know.'

You've got to laugh at the thought that one of the 'greatest' rock musicians evah wasn't really popular enough to make it on his own merit:

(Manager) Jeffery was so poor he had to borrow money from his parents to fund Hendrix's gigs, so it was vitally important to his strategy that Jimi's records sold. To make sure they did, Jeffery bought hundreds of copies to boost their performance in the charts.
Seeking to boost the performance of his book, a former roadie airs long-standing claims the whacked-out guitarist was murdered.

Fall or push, looks like it was a good career move.

-- Nick

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