Hendrix ‘was murdered by manager’

Chris and Danny both have posts on a claim made by James “Tappy” Wright, a former roadie for Jimi Hendrix, that Hendrix was murdered by his manager, Michael Jeffrey. According to Wright’s claims, made in a new book, Wright had an insurance policy on Hendrix’s life and killed him to cash in. Wright says Jeffrey confessed to him afterwards.

Three things strike me about this claim:

1. Wright has a book to sell and nothing sells books like a controversial claim about a well-known and much-loved figure, particularly when it involves a conspiracy theory about that person’s death.

2. Jeffrey is dead and therefore can’t defend himself or be libelled.

3. Hendrix’s death has, despite the official verdict that he choked on his own vomit after consuming alcohol and barbituates, long been shrouded in mystery.

Seems to me that if this were true, Wright would have mentioned it before now. He could have made a fortune by writing on it and appearing on TV shows to talk about it, yet he chose to wait nearly 40 years before telling anyone. It may be true, but I have my doubts.

If you’re interested in reading Wright’s book, you can find it on Amazon by clicking the book picture below.

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