Was Jimi Hendrix targeted for assassination because of his enormous and powerful influence on America's youth? Was he a victim of MK ULTRA Mind Control? Was his manager, a former assassin for British intelligence, seeking to cash in on the life insurance policy he took out on Jim's life?
Richard interviews one of Jimi's band members, his road manager, and an author/researhcer about Hendrix's last days.
Juma Sultan performed on the greatest stage in Rock & Roll history as the percussionist for Jimi Hendrix’s band Gypsy Sun and Rainbow’s at Woodstock on August, 18th, 1969. Jimi and Juma’s paths crossed years before in New York City. They became friends and performed and recorded together until Jimi’s tragic death on September 18, 1970. From that day Jimi’s music would live on.
Sultan performed on the Dick Cavett show with Jimi Hendrix and at a special show in Harlem, New York. He was interviewed extensively for the documentary films: Jimi Hendrix and Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock. You can also find him on approximately 12 of Jimi’s posthumous releases.
James “Tappy” Wright has seen and done it all. He was there at the beginning when The Animals were formed and when they recorded their anthem, “The House of the Rising Sun.” He was there when an unknown guitarist called Jimi Hendrix played to a handful of listeners in a smoky New York club and the next day, recorded one of his biggest hits, “Hey Joe.” And as tour manager and often close confidante, Tappy has looked after superstar Tina Turner and her fiery husband, Ike, on tour, worked for Gene Vincent, helped to trap an egotistical Little Richard in an elevator, and hung up on Elvis for impersonating . . . Elvis. He is the author of Rock Roadie: Backstage and Confidential with Hendrix, Elvis, The Animals, Tina Turner, and an All-Star Cast