Hendrix: His Life and Death Introduction It is difficult to discuss Jimi Hendrix. The difficulty is, interestingly, linked not to insufficient information; instead, the difficulty is linked to a multitude of information: there is simply so much written on Jimi Hendrix, his music, life and death, that it is very easy to fall into mythology when searching for fact. For this reason, it is helpful to address Jimi Hendrix at a very primary level. This primary level of analysis should not be confused with superficial analysis. This primary level will still explore significant aspects of his life and death, but avoid distracting side topics that may take the focus off Hendrix ( ie . the Vietnam War). This essay will therefore discuss Jimi Hendrix...The end:
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