Was Jimi Hendrix murdered?
As the world comes to terms with the death of Michael Jackson and all the speculation that surrounds his death new allegations have been made that another great black American musician, Jimi Hendrix, was in fact murdered.
The legendary guitarist was thought to have died of an accidental overdose of pills mixed with alcohol but the new allegations suggest that he was forced to take the pills by a gang contracted by his own manager Mike Jeffry.
James “Tappy” Wright, a former road manager, has come forward with an extraordinary claim about rock’s most gifted guitarist. At first it sounds absurd. But as the 65-year-old granddad lays out his tale while pouring a very un-rock’n’roll cup of tea, you begin to realise that there could be something to it.
Hendrix, according to Wright, did not die accidentally in the early hours of September 18, 1970, from choking on his own vomit after a drugs overdose. Instead he was murdered by a ruthless gang who burst into the London hotel room of his girlfriend, Monika Dannemann, and forced sleeping pills and wine down his throat until he drowned. A horrific end, if true. But there’s more.
Wright says he knows the killers’ leader, in fact worked for him. It was the man whom Hendrix should have been able to trust above all others: his own manager, Mike Jeffery