Sunday morning brings this program to Seattle from London, where noted rock musician biographer Philip Norman lives. The author of books on such figures as Eric Clapton, Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Elton John, Mick Jagger, and Paul McCartney, he will this morning be talking about his newest book, one dear and close to Seattle’s heart, as it is Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix (Liveright).
“As a biography of the legendary ax man, this is the one. There will be much interest in all things Hendrix on the 50th anniversary of his death this September. As his chronicler, Norman is, most definitely, experienced. Essential for music collections and anyone interested in Hendrix or music of the 1960s.” - Library Journal.
“In this rollicking biography, Norman follows the electric guitar god from hardscrabble Seattle boyhood to enormous fame and his 1970 martyrdom to rock-star excess. . . . Norman combines colorful, energetic picaresque [with] lush evocations of Hendrix’s sound. . . . Norman’s entertaining, psychedelically tinged portrait shows why Hendrix made such a deep impression on rock ’n’ roll.” - Publishers Weekly.
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