Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Truer Words Were Never Spoken While Intoxicated?

‘I was in London the night of Jimi’s death and together with some old friends ...we went round to Monika’s hotel room, got a handful of pills and stuffed them into his mouth ...then poured a few bottles of red wine deep into his windpipe. ‘I had to do it. Jimi was worth much more to me dead than alive. That son of a bitch was going to leave me. If I lost him, I’d lose everything.’

So dig it. A former assistant to James Marshall Hendrix, James "Tappy" Wright, claims in his "tell all this ish now" book enitled Rock Roadie that Jimi's manager, Michael Jeffrey, drunkenly confessed to murdering the musician. The year was 1971, one year following the Sept. 1970 death of Hendrix and two years prior to the tragic 1973 death of Jeffrey in a plane crash.

First of all why didn't Tappy speak up in '71 if this confession was indeed valid evidence in unconvering the hints of mystery surrounding Hendrix's cause of death? Second of all, I don't know about ya'll but why is that many of these legendary musicians' deaths go hand in hand with skepticism and one's own outlandlish beliefs? Jim Morrison never had an autopsy, and plenty of folk think that dude is alive. Not to mention, Pac and Elvis are chillin WHO KNOWS WHERE...SUPPOSEDLY!

Third of all, mad people seem to let greed for green overcome their lives especially when it comes to one's life insurance, so if this really did happen, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised... but I ain't buying it until proven otherwise!!!

(Courtesy of URB and NME)

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Max Reddick said...

With all the principles dead, this becomes just innuendo. If you ask me, this guy is simply trying to sale some books. Perhaps, the most plausible explanation is that Jimi just partied too much on that evening.

Eye D. VS Mel O. said...

Yea word... most "tell all" books are written keeping in mind that if it doesn't have enough servings of juice then people really won't give a damn, and Tappy isn't expempt from this.