November 27 Birthday: Jimi Hendrix: JIMI: SOUNDS LIKE A RAINBOW

Jimi Hendrix
November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970

JIMI: SOUNDS LIKE A RAINBOW: A STORY OF THE YOUNG JIMI HENDRIX
by Gary Golio
illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
(Houghton Mifflin, 2010)

Jimi Hendrix was many things: a superstar, a rebel, a hero, an
innovator. But first, he was a boy named Jimmy who loved to draw and
paint and listen to records. A boy who played air guitar with a
broomstick and longed for a real guitar of his own. A boy who asked
himself a question: Could someone paint pictures with sound?
     This a story of a talented child who learns to see, hear, and
interpret the world around him in his own unique way. It is also a story
of a determined kid with a vision, who worked hard to become a devoted
and masterful artist. Jimi Hendrix—a groundbreaking performer whose
music shook the very foundations of rock ‘n’ roll.

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