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The short life of Jimi Hendrix (19421970)guitarist extraordinaire, charismatic performer, symbol of a generationhas already become the stuff of legend. Now, in an attempt to set the record straight, Jimi's friend and collaborator Mitch Mitchell, who was the Jimi Hendrix Experience's drummer, tells his story. No one knew Jimi through the whole periodfrom day one of the Experience to Hendrix's deathbetter than Mitch. Here he conjures up a lost era, with all its frustrations and breakthroughs, humor and tragediesfrom the tiny clubs of London's Soho to the legendary festivals of Monterey and Woodstock. It's an incredible saga, filled with outrageous stories and unlikely characters. Containing over 200 illustrations, including several photographs taken by Mitch himself, along with set lists and rare memorabilia from the author's archives, this is an indispensable book for both the committed fan and for anyone interested in the inside story of Jimi Hendrix.