Jimi Hendrix 'murdered by manager'

Former Jimi Hendrix roadie James 'Tappy' Wright has claimed that the axe man was bumped off by manager Michael Jeffrey, saying that Jeffrey confessed to him how and why he did it (Hendrix was by all accounts about to sack Jeffrey as his manager).

The revelations have come from his new memoirs, although why on earth he didn't go to the police after being told this isn't entirely clear.

'I can still hear that conversation,' said Tappy. 'See the man I'd known for so much of my life, his face pale, hand clutching at his glass in sudden rage.'

Apparently he said to Tappy that: '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.'

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