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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Was Jimi Hendrix Murdered By His Manager?

Jimi Hendrix is arguably the most talented guitarist in rock history, but the details of this legend's 1970 death has always been a bit well, hazy. Though the cause of death was reported as barbiturate intoxication and inhalation of his own vomit, former roadie James "Tappy" Wright claims the death was not accidental at all. In his new book, Rockie Roadie, Wright says that Hendrix's manager, Michael Jeffrey confessed to the murdering of Hendrix in 1971, just two years before Jeffrey died in a plane crash. According to the book, the manager stuffed a handful of pills in the musician's mouth and poured a few bottles of red wine into his windpipe. (I'm assuming this is when Hendrix was unconscious). The reason? The manager reportedly was worried that Hendrix was about to sack him. Hendrix had recently taken out a 2 million dollar life insurance policy with Jeffrey as beneficiary. Seems a little sketchy to me...could this roadie, "Tappy's" claim be true? 

-Kristen Lee
Currently listening to "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys

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