The expanded edition of the definitive, critically praised, and most beloved biography of music legend Jimi Hendrix--including previously unpublished photos. Originally published to great acclaim in 1978, 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky was written by poet, scholar, and Hendrix friend David Henderson as a personal favor to Jimi. Since then, it has garnered rave reviews and sold over 500,000 copies, reaching the legions of Hendrix fans worldwide. This most thorough update on the book in ten years is filled with brand-new photographs and fresh revelations. It includes more of Jimi's personal writing, more details about his romantic relationships and sexual encounters, and more in-depth research by the author into Jimi's music and creative life. At once a grand adventure and a vivid record of 1960s culture and politics, 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky shows Hendrix as a member of the Flower Power and the Black Power movements. With new access to old documents--once covered up by legal barriers--Henderson is w free to tell about Jimi's opposition to the Vietnam war and his controversial support of the New York Panther 21. With his music selling off the shelves, Hendrix is a rock immortal and this is the only book to tell his whole story--w ready to reach more readers in this paperback edition.
David Henderson is a poet whose work has been widely published in anthologies and magazines, including The Paris Review and Essence. Born and raised in Harlem, he continues to live in New York City.