Hendrix: Illustrated Story by Gillian G. Gaar Hendrix: Illustrated Story by Gillian G. Gaar 

Description Hendrix: Illustrated Story Gillian G. Gaar 

JIMI HENDRIX would have been 75-years old this November 27th

This (incredibly) is the first full-blown illustrated gift book exploring the life and career of the man most consider the greatest rock guitarist of all time.

Hendrix enjoyed the international limelight for less than four years, but his innovative and imaginative interpretations of blues and rock continue to inspire guitarists and music lovers across ages and genre.

Inside, Seattle-based music journalist Gillian Gaar examines the guitarist’s upbringing, his service as an Army paratrooper, his role as a sideman on the chitlin’ circuit, his exile in the UK, and his eventual reemergence in the US and the fame that followed until his untimely death in 1970.

Featuring design as lavish as Hendrix’s music and carefully curated photography, posters, picture sleeves, and other assorted memorabilia, this is the ultimate Hendrix book experience.

My Thoughts Hendrix: Illustrated Story Gillian G. Gaar 

Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing Gillian G. Gaar’s, Boss:Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.  I saw then that she has a wonderful way of capturing her subjects, this book is no exception!

I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s and have always been especially drawn to the music of those two decades.  Gaar is a great addition to my music, documentary, and book collections from the period.

I was only 7 when Jimi Hendrix died.  My siblings are 9, 8, and 6 years older than me and I always liked the music they listed to more than what my friends listed to. I had a steady diet of Beatles, Monkeys, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and many more. That included Jimi Hendrix.

 I don’t think I realized who he was at the time but I know I heard his music before he passed. I later learned about him and have seen many of his performance on TV, VHS, and DVD. There is a outdoor shrine, here in Vancouver for Hendrix and I have visited it many times.

 Many have said he was a genius with a guitar and I have to agree.  He was left handed (like me) and played upside-down.  He played behind his back, and even with his teeth!  All thought while sounding amazing!

Gillian Gaar has done an excellent job illustrating Hendrix legacy in words and photos.  I love the velvet cover!  It is a perfect touch for the period.

I highly recommend this book for music lovers of the period and Hendrix fans.  It would make an incredible gift; in fact, we already know what were buying my dear brother in-law for Christmas.  Hendrix: The Illustrated Story has earned a place on our coffee table.  I know I will pick it up many times over the years.


I received a hard copy for my honest review.

About Gillian G. Gaar Hendrix: Illustrated Story Gillian G. Gaar

Gillian G. Gaar has written for numerous publications, including Mojo, Rolling Stone, and Goldmine. Her previous books include She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll, Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana,Return of the King: Elvis Presley’s Great Comeback, and The Doors: The Complete Illustrated History, and Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band — The Illustrated History. She lives in Seattle.

Giveaway Hendrix: Illustrated Story Gillian G. Gaar 

Thanks to Steve Roth of The Quarto Group, I am giving away one print copy of Jimi Hendrix: Illustrated Story Gillian G. Gaar.   This giveaway is open to Canada & the U.S. only and ends on November 17, 2017 midnight pacific time.  Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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