Glebbeek has supplied Shapiro with information which has been unavailable to other people who have written about Hendrix. Among the people interviewed for this book are Jimi's father, his stepbrother, and his fellow musicians. Shapiro has also written "Slowhand: the story of Eric Clapton".
Caesar Glebbeek, as founder of the Jimi Hendrix Information Centre, has access to an enormous archive of Hendrix material which brings this book as close to the living legend that was Hendrix as will ever be possible; every interview and article ever published, together with letters, poems, and lyrics in Hendrix's own hand plus unpublished diaries and memoirs and brand-new interviews with over a hundred close associates of the great musician. Caesar Glebbeek's unique contacts have opened doors until now stubbornly closed to all enquiries - Jimi's father, for example, who at last "wants to set the record straight", his stepbrother, and his fellow musicians. Every aspect of Hendrix's short but impassioned life will be explored, and the evidence of what really happened laid before the reader.