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….