Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jimi Hendrix Murdered?

Posted By on Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Britain's The Independent newspaper reports that according to a new book, Jimi Hendrix was murdered by his manager in an "insurance scam." According to The Independent, former roadie James "Tappy" Wright alleges in his book, Rock Roadie, that

"Hendrix's manager, Michael Jeffrey, drunkenly confessed to killing him by stuffing pills into his mouth and washing them down with several bottles of red wine because he feared Hendrix intended to dump him for a new manager, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.

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In his book, Rock Roadie, Mr Wright says Jeffrey told him in 1971 that Hendrix had been "worth more to him dead than alive" as he had taken out a life insurance policy on the musician worth $2m (about £1.2m at the time), with himself as the beneficiary. Two years later, Jeffrey was killed in a plane crash."

Seriously? People are taking seriously an unsubstantiated confession from a man who's been dead for over thirty years in a book by a former roadie? Is this the new "Rod Stewart got his stomach pumped"?

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