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Jimi Hendrix Remembered

David Sinclair, Q, June 1992

IF EVER A story has grown in the telling it is that of Jimi Hendrix. From a no-name sideman on the American chitlin circuit to the wild man of English pop to the most influential and important instrumentalist in the history of rock, the myth has turned an all too mortal man into a deity. His story has been told and retold in weighty factual biographies, his influence analysed in numerous musicolgical dissertations. But what was he actually like?

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