Adina makes a bold comment on Jimi Hendrix ‘murdered by his manager’….and perhaps true. Well worthy of discussion..

Comment: Hendrix also didn’t get his own earnings. Was his manager the same guy who swindled him out of his money? And if this story is true wasn’t he killing the goose that laid the golden egg? All of this makes me think of the crossroad legend. Maybe Jimi made his best deal, and the devil came to get him when his time was up. Thanks for this article. It’s great food for thought.

Those seeking to put together the loose ends of the alleged government agencies, the Mob and enormous amounts of lost money need look no further than Michael Jeffery. Jeffery served in the British Intelligence Corps in the 50s, and years later boasted of underworld connections. As Hendrix’s manager Jeffery had control of millions of dollars earned by Hendrix, much of which was diverted by Jeffery to offshore bank accounts.

Hendrix became more and more aware that Jeffery was cheating him, and just before his death 38 years ago made arrangements to cancel his contract with Jeffery. According to a recent claim by former Hendrix roadie James “Tappy” Wright, in his new book named Rock Roadie, Jimi Hendrix is now said to have been murdered by his manager Michael Jeffrey. The claim states that Jeffrey had confessed the murder to Wright in 1971, one year after Hendrix was found dead in London at the Samarkand Hotel in a room booked by Monika Dannemann, and two years before Jeffrey would be killed in a plane crash. The icon’s manager allegedly filled him full of pills and booze with plans to kill him and collect his life insurance. Wright recounts Jeffrey’s words to be, “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.” This is a most startling turn of events as the final coroner’s report had stated the cause of death to be “barbiturate intoxication and inhalation of vomit” without correlation to murder. With recent information surfacing that Hendrix had taken out a 2 million dollar life insurance policy inking Michael Jeffrey as the beneficiary, and Jeffrey deciding to cash in on that money once catching wind that Hendrix was planning to let him go, motive seems all to present for the logistics to be entirely false. “I had to do it. Jimi was worth much more to me dead than alive. That son of a bitch was going to leave me. If I lost him, I’d lose everything.”

The blood of a legend on the hands of a man he entrusted his life to, does a sadder thought exist?

The crossroads theory will be covered in another post. Actually it is a story in itself. However it seems to be relevant to the entire issue of the great late Jimi Hendrix’s death. Guitar Players Center has yet to find info on where the insurance money went. Surely there must be an answer….

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  1. Wow, that’s pretty intense, and very upsetting. RIP Jimi Hendrix.

  2. The comment below is posted on behalf of James ‘Tappy’ Wright, author of Rock Roadie (released June 25th in the UK and available on Amazon.co.uk). These are his words. Please check with Borkowski PR for confirmation.

    “I knew what Mike Jeffrey had done and I kept quiet for all this time because I was terrified. It wasn’t just me and him involved – the Mafia were part of this and Mike owed them money. He was paying out $30,000 a month to pay back the money he’d borrowed – I know this because I drove Bob Levine out to New Jersey to borrow it for him. I was one of his closest employees. If I hadn’t kept quiet, you’d have been reading about me in the obituaries. All this happened in 1973, not 1971 as has been reported, just months before Mike died in a plane crash.

    “This is not a publicity stunt – I waited to tell the truth because I was scared and there were people still alive who were involved. Some of them could still be alive today. I started to write the book ten years ago because Rod Weinberg told me I had a moral obligation to get the truth out there – he was right, but it would have been suicide not to wait. After talking to Rod I realised that it was my duty to set the record straight. That’s why I started writing the book ten years ago.

    “Mike Jeffrey had Jimi killed because he needed the money. Jimi’s girlfriend Devon tried to take him away from Mike and she died – I believe she was thrown off the roof of the Chelsea Hotel. I don’t think she just fell. If I’d said anything before now, that could have been me.

    “This is not about some broke roadie cashing in on a story. I’m comfortably off. It’s about a moral obligation. Of course I’d like the book to sell, but it’s not about the money. It’s about getting the truth out there. I was Mike Jeffrey’s longest serving employee, right from before The Animals were even called that – there’s no story about Hendrix without the Animals. What happened to Jimi Hendrix is not the only story in the book, but it was important to tell it.

    “I remember all these things happening. I started writing the books ten years ago and I have thought long and hard about getting every memory down. I never took drugs during the 60s – except once, when Eric Burdon spiked me with acid. Girls, yes I slept with a lot of girls. But I never deliberately took drugs. So my memory is damned good and what gaps there were I filled in by talking to all the people who were involved and thinking back on what happened. You look at all the Hendrix books that have come out in the last 40 years and it’s all the same regurgitated s**t. I knew the right people to ask and with their help I have remembered most of it.

    “I’ve also been asked to think about the past a lot since those days. The papers in the North East come to me regularly for anecdotes when people like Elvis and Ike Turner die – all the people I met and worked with. I have kept the memories alive over the years.

    “Noel Redding said publicly that “Jimi’s death was very kind to Mike Jeffrey” – and he certainly came into a lot of money after Jimi’s death. He paid off his back taxes, his debts, gave Al Hendrix $250,000 for Jimi’s share of the Electric Lady studios in New York, bought himself a house in Woodstock, invested a fortune in clubs in Majorca. Where did this come from?”

  3. Adam,

    Thanks for your great comment. It is a fascinating subject, true or not.
    Your comment adds more light to the subject.

    See the next post please,

    Danny

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  5. Mike Carr

    I am always curious why people interpret lyrics the way they do. I am guilty of it at times myself. I don’t think people understand the double intandra that can be expressed or the use of metaphors.
    Blues music or its related genera use this quite a bit.. there is no devil stuff it’s just word hokus pokus to get your focus on the music, that the artist is putting out there.
    Robert Johnson was at a crossroads in his life and was praying to the Lord for guidance. And the Killing Floor was a place of the slaughter houses for
    initial, well I’ll leave that up the the reader. And was the nastiest place to be I understand. Jimi was , as my friend Michael Bloomfield put it “a natural genius” with a huge arsenal of licks and chordal structures he would create “on the fly” so to speak. We lost Jimi to drugs and I lost my friend Michael to drugs as well.

  6. I have long believed Jimi was murdered, if not by his notorious manager, Mike Jeffreys, mob-connected and a former MI6 killer, then by the mob, CIA, etc. Jimi had “out grown” drugs as he had told a Toronto Judge in his courtroom 15 months earlier in June ‘69. According to autopsy & toxicology: Jimi had NO ILLEGAL DRUGS in his system, and NO wine in his blood stream, just full in his lungs and windpipe. The coroner ruled “Open Verdict.” Jimi had been forced (9) powerful German Vesparax sleeping pills then drowned in gallons of red wine. Jimi was found laying in bed on his back fully-clothed, dead for hours, with wine & vomit all over the bed & room. With a local girlfriend scared to death and lying thru her teeth, conveniently ‘gone’ when he was killed, and the police & paramedics conveniently called 5-7 hours later anonymously, and Eric Burden refusing to call for help hours earlier…it ALL ads up to murder… And 5 months later Jimi’s REAL girlfriend, Devon Wilson, is thrown out of an 8th story window of the Chelsea Hotel in NYC, a former heroin addict now clean, and actually filming a movie on quitting heroin cold turkey! She & Jimi were deeply in love and she arranged for Jeffreys to be fired & ‘replaced,’ which resulted in both Jimi & Devon being killed. It’s actually a tragic love story… I just can’t get past this feeling I get from this nobody ‘roadie’ coming out-of-the-woodwork seemingly to just cash-in on Jimi’s legacy in this morbid way…even at this late stage… And the fact remains that it was Jimi’s longtime English girlfriend from ‘66/9, Kathy Etchingham, and his drummer Mitch Mitchell’s wife, who prompted the UK authorities to re-investigate Jimi’s death in the early ‘90s, ‘and to get the woman he was with when he died, Monika Danneman, in court ON THE RECORD. This however did not occur as she killed herself in ‘96 – a day prior to the proceedings which would have found her in Contempt Of Court AND JAILED! This ‘roadie’ had NOTHING to do with any of that, and it appears he just waited for Jimi’s fans to forget about all of THAT as well.. Everyone is dead except for Eric Burden and he is yet to come out with the truth…now 39 years later… He ‘had a hand in Jimi’s death’ as well as it was HE who immediately claimed Jimi committed suicide, and it was HE who refused to allow Danneman to call for help hours earlier when Jimi could perhaps had survived the attempt on his life. God WILL get him in the end! It’s time for YOU to ‘come clean’ Eric you SCUMBAG POS!

  7. There is a GREAT documentary out called
    “jimi hendrix: last 24 hours”
    i highly recommend it.

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  9. yes i think eric burden knows the truth.he was doing drugs and had some at his apt.at the time and didnt want to get busted.so eric admit what happened there.your gonna have to live with this the rest of your life.you had a part in us losing the great musician ever to walk on this planet

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  11. All that stuff about Jimi making a deal at the crossroads and the devil coming to collect his price is just journalistic fluff. What is the message, that Jimi had it coming? Please.

    I think ‘James’ should go easier on Burdon. In my mind he was involved incidentally and after the fact. The only way he could be guilty is if Monika told him what happened and he helped cover it up for whatever reason, whether that be to help keep Monika from getting killed or other.

    I can tell you the alleged story that Jimi had pills “forced down his throat” is proven wrong by the evidence. First off Jimi’s New York doctor came forward to say Jimi had phoned him from the Samarkand to get some advice on his insomnia. When the doctor said he could arrange a London doctor to get Jimi a prescription Jimi said “No, I don’t need that I have some ‘Tuinols’ here”. Unknown to Jimi was the fact the ‘Tuinols’ he thought he was referring to were actually the very strong ‘Vesparax’ sleeping tablets. It’s my personal theory that the Vesparax did not get into Hendrix’s reach accidentally but were instead put there intentionally as part of an intelligence assassination operation. So Jimi most likely took the pills on his own. This is forensically corroborated by the fact the autopsy showed Jimi’s barbiturate blood level was 3.9mg percent, meaning he had to have a time period to absorb the barbiturate before he was waterboarded. The “pills shoved down the throat followed by wine” doesn’t allow enough time for the body to absorb the barbiturate to the 3.9mg percent level. What a 3.9mg knock-out level means is Jimi was passed-out when he was waterboarded to death. So why would Jeffery tell an inaccurate story in his ‘confession’? Is it because he was trying to cover for his inside accomplice Monika Dannemann? Using a female sex partner as an infiltrator was a classic intelligence method of the day, as was disguising murder as an overdose.

    The proof that Hendrix was waterboarded is 100% because once he was passed-out, as the autopsy firmly shows, he had no way to administer the wine into himself. And he couldn’t have drank it earlier because “bottles worth” would have registered in the bloodstream. Hendrix had only 5mg/100ml blood alcohol content, which was around two glasses of wine. Therefore the massive amounts of wine witnessed by Doctor Bannister automatically conflicts with the forensic evidence. But what really cinches it is the fact there was pure wine witnessed on the bed, clothes, and saturating Jimi’s hair. You can’t vomit out pure wine, especially with the witnesses telling of so much vomit. So therefore that pure wine is criminal forensic evidence of wine spilled while waterboarding.

    If you really want to know why Hendrix was murdered look at the Bahamian banks Jeffery kept Jimi’s stolen money in. The BCCI Bank was the same bank CIA kept some of its most sensitive black ops accounts in to keep them from government oversight. When Jimi threatened court scrutiny of those banks he threatened much more than just his crooked manager. Jimi was killed by waterboarding shortly after.

    Who are the only ones who waterboard in combination with barbiturates to make it look like an accidental OD?

    Look, Michael Jeffery was just the crooked MI-5/mafia manager of Jimi Hendrix. He alone didn’t have the power to stifle investigation into such obvious evidence of murder. I’ll leave it to you to figure out who did and why.

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  15. Even after all these years, there’s still some light into how poor Jimi died. Thank god his legacy still lives on.

  16. Caesar Glebbeek

    The murder theory from Tappy (who btw was a “tea boy” working at Jeffery’s office and and not a roadie for Jimi Hendrix) is total BS. And so is the “red wine” theory: boloney. The 9 sleeping pills did Jimi in, and no alcohol played ANY part (read the coroner’s report, he does not even mention wine – he did not found any kos there wan’t any).

    Also, where’s the PROOF for the murder theory? Fact: Jimi’s management had no clue where Jimi even was for 3 days. Oh, and Jeffery was in Spain on 18-09-70…

  17. Well, to start with, i’m NOT into conspiracy theories & now, over 40 yrs on, i’m not that bothered about what really occurred ..Saying all this, a friend of mine did once work with Michael Jeffery wayback when he was a Peckham (South London) Postal Worker.
    I even met MJ briefly during several lunchbreaks and can tell you , he always aspired to being a gangland mobster…he daydreamed about being rich & powerful.
    Anything seedy and underhanded fascinated Jeffery.
    He hated foreigners, in particular, “wogs” as he referred to them on occasions, who were taking over his beloved England.
    To me, he seemed capable of doing ANYTHING to become rich, and if threatened with the sack,would do anything to prevent others from managing Hendrix.
    Hendrix was definitely NO saint & Jeffery knew Jimi’s weaknesses and he himself was partial to whatever scraps of delight that fell from the table( girls, drugs etc).
    Certainly Jeffrey wasn’t the only manager who acted this way…Johnny Winter’s manager (Teddy Slatus) obviously was inspired by M.J’s contribution to managerial skills.
    He kept Johnny in a perpetually anaesthetised condition for decades causing irrepairable nerve damage. Again, Slatus knew Winter’s penchant for substances and concentrated on this.
    Winter’s new manager, Paul Nelson, has stated all this.

  18. That’s a little sad to hear. Digging into the truth may not be helpful sometimes, but for peace of mind and a conclusion it is appropriate. When my sister passed away she left her will to her ex-girlfriend. The ex-girlfriend has been in hiding ever since. It’s not a nice feeling.

  19. It’s weird that the brits almost universally have to establish a “we don’t care” position on Hendrix’s murder as if fidelity to the crown and its complicity was compulsory. All Peter is doing there is saying “Yes, indeed Jeffery was the type of character that would have pulled this off.” Expressing up-front disconcern over a vicious murder and cover-up is sort of depraved in my opinion. It isn’t difficult to understand why Jimi’s murder went so easily undiscovered in Britain considering. “Yeah we murder precious genius guitarists – but eh we don ‘t care.”

    Caesar poses himself as an insider Hendrix expert, but if you look at his entries you can see how superficial they are right on their surface. I don’t know why a major Hendrix source like Caesar would want to deny the evidence for Jimi’s murder? Isn’t that kind of like betrayal?

    First off, Tappy’s background is more than spelled-out in his book. He had enough road crew background to write a book over. Caesar destroys his own credibility by not honestly acknowledging how deep Tappy actually was into Jeffery’s office and doings. He was the one whom Bob Levine chose to assist him in going to the New Jersey homes of the NY mafia Jeffery loaned money from. Tappy also ran suitcases of cash for Jeffery to the banks. Because of this special insider position in Jeffery’s mafia business he trusted Tappy and that’s why he confessed to him. Knowing what Tappy knew Jeffery figured he could trust him.

    Caesar assures us the red wine business is “boloney” in one short sentence. However reality doesn’t allow that if you consider how many cross-witnessings there were to it. When Sharon Lawrence asked Monika about the wine she reacted painfully and moaned. She then made-up a quick-excuse saying she used wine to wash some vomit off Jimi’s face. However if you look at the evidence Jimi didn’t have any vomit cleaned-off him when the ambulance arrived. Monika was lying in order to cover-up her knowledge that Jimi had been drowned in wine. Smart people will realize there were 4 bottles of wine traced to the flat that evening. This story has been out there for years now, yet none of witnesses have ever specifically spoken of the status of the wine bottles they cleaned-up. I assure you those bottles were empty. People don’t moan painfully over false memories (or end-up dead because of them either).

    This could all be quickly settled by having Caesar Glebbeek confront Dr Bannister directly and tell him to his face he is lying and the “red wine is bs”. I think we would quickly see who is lying here. Bannister strictly stated he suctioned “bottles worth” of wine from Jimi Hendrix’s lungs and stomach and that instead of choking on his own vomit Jimi Hendrix was drowned in red wine. Again, Caesar broadly illustrates his complete ignorance and incompetence when he says the coroner’s report never reported any wine without realizing the autopsist couldn’t record any wine that was already suctioned-out and disposed of at the hospital 3 days earlier. I think we are seeing the real nature of Glebbeek’s proclaimed “debunking of the murder nonsense” in this one example.

    What is incredible is Caesar seems to forget what he wrote in his own book. Trixie Sullivan said Jeffery knew the next day, however Bob Levine said Jeffery faked not knowing for a week. Bob said he knew he was lying but didn’t want to challenge him. Jeffery was acting like a guilty man. Levine has now teamed-up with Glebbeek and issued a total denial. But it’s too late and Levine’s statements suspecting Jeffery are there and on the record. His embarrassing attempt to deny them is only more incriminating.

    I don’t know why Caesar Glebbeek of UniVibes Magazine would want to do something as foolish as deny the murder evidence, however you can be sure we will make him realize it is probably the biggest mistake he’ll ever make in his Hendrix career.

  20. The book soon to be published by Glebeek depicts Jimi on the cover as some clown responsible for his own death.The material released from the autopsy is the evidence.The Samarkand Muderers did not want any sort of struggling with Jimi and were not interested in hanging around for too long;it had to done quickly and leave the impression of an overdose.False suicide via barbituate and intel style waterboarding with red wine for the most revered and highest paid musician in rock at the time.It’s all here:testimony as to confession,provenly false accounts by Ms Danneman and others,doctors observations and opinions,mysterious death just before testimony,and nothing capable of defeating the forensics pointing to murder.This is more than just a scandalous scenario and the hard work performed by honest researchers will eventually win out regardless of the fact that the British Government recently shut down it’s Forensic Science Service citing financial issues.

  21. [......With a local girlfriend scared to death and lying thru her teeth, conveniently ‘gone’ when he was killed, and the police & paramedics conveniently called 5-7 hours later anonymously, and Eric Burden refusing to call for help hours earlier…it ALL ads up to murder… And 5 months later Jimi’s REAL girlfriend, Devon Wilson, is thrown out of an 8th story window of the Chelsea Hotel in NYC, a former heroin addict now clean, and actually filming a movie on quitting heroin cold turkey! She & Jimi were deeply in love and she arranged for Jeffreys to be fired & ‘replaced,’ which resulted in both Jimi & Devon being killed. It’s actually a tragic love story…...]

    Kudos to “James”. There’s very few people who detect the obvious skeletal framework here for murder. As James shows us, the bones stick right out clearly for those who know how to interpret them. James deftly goes right to the heart of the matter and singles out Burdon. If there was any real investigation done on Jimi’s death Scotland Yard’s detectives would have pounced right on this obvious deception by Burdon. James correctly senses the obvious. When Burdon got to the Samarkand he knew right away that Jimi was dead, and being a Jeffery office insider, who was close to Jimi and his problems with Jeffery, Burdon most likely knew instantly what had happened to Jimi and why. If you look at what Burdon said, he said: “I don’t remember if I went in to look at Jimi or not” and that “I couldn’t bring myself to look at that mess.” It’s very obvious what Burdon is doing is trying to avoid committing himself to what exactly he witnessed. Does anyone believe that Burdon was called to the Samarkand because Jimi was in a life or death struggle but upon arrival didn’t even go in and look at Jimi? That’s what Burdon got away with and wasn’t questioned over even to this day. As James wisely shows us, if we put this to normal detective interpretation, it becomes very clear that Burdon is trying to avoid admitting what he really experienced. It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to realize that when you add-up Monika’s and Eric’s lies it shows they were trying to cover-up their knowledge of murder. As James wisely detects above they didn’t take 5 hours to clean the flat because Jimi died by accident. That delay, and the lies that were used to cover it, were undoubtedly motivated by a reaction to murder. Thank you James for doing what no other Hendrix fans will do, that is, putting the direct interpretation to this obvious evidence that is called for. Devon was going around telling people Jeffery murdered Jimi. She also had no real investigation of her death, just like Jimi.

    [......I just can’t get past this feeling I get from this nobody ‘roadie’ coming out-of-the-woodwork seemingly to just cash-in on Jimi’s legacy in this morbid way…even at this late stage… And the fact remains that it was Jimi’s longtime English girlfriend from ‘66/9, Kathy Etchingham, and his drummer Mitch Mitchell’s wife, who prompted the UK authorities to re-investigate Jimi’s death in the early ‘90s, ‘and to get the woman he was with when he died, Monika Danneman, in court ON THE RECORD. This however did not occur as she killed herself in ‘96 – a day prior to the proceedings which would have found her in Contempt Of Court AND JAILED! This ‘roadie’ had NOTHING to do with any of that, and it appears he just waited for Jimi’s fans to forget about all of THAT as well......]

    I think James makes a mistake with Tappy. Tappy witnessed some of the worst dirty money business Jeffery was involved with, that was the true motive for his killing Jimi. James makes a mistake in not realizing, because Tappy had this relationship, Jeffery trusted him and felt safe confessing to him. Tappy wasn’t a “nobody”. He ran mafia bag money for Jeffery and helped smuggle suitcases of cash to the Bahamian banks Jeffery was putting Jimi’s money into. If you research the CIA’s connection to those banks, and how they served as secret funding sources for wicked black operations, you’ll understand the pressure Jeffery was under to keep Jimi’s lawyers from investigating them.

    Jeffery: “I had to do it, I had no choice.”

  22. The public is kind of credibility-less and goofy on this matter. You can spell it out in plain letters as I’ve done and the response is silence. Good thing Jimi had fans like this to back him up.

    As for Caesar, I’ve destroyed his pathetic betrayal of Jimi on this site:

    http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=67006&page=11

    .

    • I don’t know why the law was not upheld. It’s a clear cut case of murder. The stupid part is the public chooses to believe Jimi was a long hair druggy, when actually he spoke of love and peace. He was ripped off for all his money by his manager. He had the qualities any parent would want in a kid. Desire, hard work, loveable. I bet most people don’t know he volunteered for Nam, and flew 26 jumps before he broke an ankle and was honorably discharged. A GREAT AMERICAN CITIZEN. Better than most of our conservative presidential candidates!!!

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