Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hendrix Killed By Manager Claims Ex Roadie

The UK's Daily Mail is reporting that rock legend Jimi Hendrix was murdered by his manager as part of an insurance scam, a new book by one of former aides claims.

Hendrix choked to death on his own vomit when he was 27 – but the exact circumstances of his death have always been a mystery.

Now James ‘Tappy’ Wright, one of the rock star’s roadies, claims that Hendrix’s manager, Michael Jeffery, confessed to killing him. Jeffery is said to have made a drunken confession a year after the star’s death in September 1970.

An ambulance crew found Hendrix’s body in the Samarkand Hotel in West London, in the room of Monika Dannemann, a girl he had known for just a few days.

Wright claims Jeffery was worried that Hendrix was preparing to find a new manager when their deal was due to end in December 1970. According to Wright, Jeffery said he went to the hotel room and stuffed Hendrix full of pills and wine.

The book, called Rock Roadie, out next month, recalls Wright’s life with various rock stars during the Sixties, including Tina Turner and Elvis Presley.

In it, Wright claims Jeffery, who was married to actress Gillian French, made the confession at his apartment in 1971, two years before he died in a plane crash.

He writes: "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."

He says Jeffery told him: "I had to do it, Tappy. You understand, don’t you? I had to do it. You know damn well what I’m talking about."

He quotes Jeffery 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.

‘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."


Anonymous said...

It sound's like the kind of thing that could easily be true.. Hendrix no doubt knew his ability to tolerate drugs,making an accidental overdose less likely, and we all know how greed and money corrupts some people. If it is true, it is only fitting that the murderous bastard went down to meet his fate. I still feel the loss after almost 40 years and no doubt will until I meet in the next world.

Anonymous said...

load of crap
Its my turn to write a book
i can title it " black Panthers killed Hendrix i have proof

Anonymous said...

Sounds like "Tappy" is trying to make a buck...

Anonymous said...

having read the recent revelation i have had strange dreams and feelings and somehow knew this was coming! After wipin away my tears i can only imagine! I can't help wonder what part gerry played

Mark j said...

it's true regardless. I figured it probably happened this way before knowing about the book. Jimi was worth more dead than alive to MJ. asking his old mob friends (goons) to help, virtually guarantees a murky unsolvable assassination. Too bad British investigators didn't point their fingers at the obvious (to some) culprit.

Anonymous said...

I have thought this scenario the most plausable for years.....either monika dannemann killed him by pouring red wine down his throat OR mike jeffries did it because he knew jimi was leaving him soon, after all mike jeffries ordered his office staff to go to jimi's apartment and take most of his personal stuff as "equity" just incase the insurance didnt pay out.....nice to see that scotland yard did such a fine job {not} when reopeneing the case in the early nineties when monika was still alive.....keystone cops as usual

Exiles800 said...

The circumstantial and forensic evidence shows Jimi Hendrix was waterboarded. Since Jeffery was MI5 you can speculate the "old friends" who he got to help him might have been old MI5 colleagues since they would be trained in that method. The pure wine found in Hendrix's hair, as well as on his bed and clothes, was spilled while he was being waterboarded. Since waterboarding is something only practiced by intelligence agencies that tells you who killed him right there. They thought it would look like a fatal combination of barbiturates and alcohol (classic intel method). There can be no doubt he was waterboarded because Doctor Bannister commented that Jimi's lungs were filled with an unusual amount of wine that he had never witnessed before. Since his blood alcohol level was only 5mg/100ml this proves he was drowned in wine.

Jeffery deposited Hendrix's stolen money in some very important CIA/mafia Bahamian banks. The CIA was allowing the mob to control the Caribbean in return for them controlling communism. CIA took a cut of the action and used it to fund dirty ops away from government oversight. So when Hendrix threatened scrutiny of those banks by taking Jeffery to court he threatened a lot more than just Michael Jeffery. Since Jimi Hendrix was on FBI's "Security Index" it probably wasn't much of a decision for them to defend themselves against this threat. And I doubt the extra-strong Vesparax sleeping tablets got within Hendrix's reach by accident.

Dannemann had to be involved because the coroner said Jimi had undigested rice in his stomach. The coroner said it takes around 4 hours for the stomach to clear its contents. Hendrix was witnessed eating that rice at a party between 11pm and midnight. That means he died shortly after his arrival at Dannemann's flat at 3am - which fits the Jeffery confession perfectly. Since he died soon after arriving at Dannemann's flat, and her stories were proven to be lies, that means she was involved.

Scotland Yard needs to be sued.

Anonymous said...

After learning all I could about this you explained this his perfectly Jimi was murdered

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