Saturday, July 18, 2009

Jimi Hendrix's Roadie Says He Was Murdered By His Manager

Website Daily mail reports that former roadie James 'Tappy' Wright claims that the guitar legend Jimi Hendrix was murdered by his manager Michael Jeffrey in his London hotel room in his new book 'Rock Roadie'. He claims that Jeffrey confessed to him two years before the manager was killed in a plane crash. Wright says: "I can still hear that conversation, see the man I'd known for so much of my life, his face pale, hand clutching at his glass in sudden rage." Then he is quoted as saying, "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." He said, "I had to do it. Jimi was worth much more to me dead than alive," Jeffrey told Wright. "That son of a bitch was going to leave me. If I lost him, I'd lose everything." He had recently taken out a life insurance policy worth $2 million (£1.2 million), with Jeffrey as beneficiary. The coroner recorded the death as "barbiturate intoxication and inhalation of vomit".


  1. That is really sad! :(

  2. WOW!! That is bad if it is true.