Présentation de l'éditeur
When James Marshall Hendrix stepped onto the jet at New York’s newly-named Kennedy Airport it was the start of a 15-month odyssey that would see him transformed from an unknown to a rock star. Along the way he’d change his name, gain a band and develop a taste for tea and cucumber sandwiches.
He’d hang out with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and be one of the few black performers to make it in mainstream rock. He’d also have a string of hit singles and two hit albums before hardly a soul in the USA had heard of him. He adopted England and assimilated the culture.
His musical talent was developed in the USA before he came to live in London, but his career, his image and his outlook were shaped by living in England and by the people he worked and played with.
This book uncovers his life in London and explains how James became Jimi. Featuring new interviews with friends, musicians and colleagues, Hendrix: Made in England, contains masses of new insights and provides a fascinating picture of that time. It records a remarkable period as pop started to give way to rock and Hendrix straddled both with hit singles and top-selling albums.
Biographie de l'auteur
Brian Southall began writing about pop music in the 1960s on a local newspaper before graduating to the likes of Melody Maker and Disc. He then pursued a 30-year career in the record business working for A&M, Tamla Motown, EMI and Warner Music. His first book - the official history of Abbey Road Studios - was published in 1982 and since then he has written The A - Z of Record Labels, Northern Songs - the story of the Beatles music publishing; If You Don't Know Me By Now - the authorized story of Simply Red; Pop Goes To Court; The Rise & Fall of EMI; and most recently Beatles Memorabilia: the Julian Lennon collection.