Alex Constantine - May 31, 2009
As I've reported elsewhere, Michael Jeffery, Jimi's manager, was an agent of British intelligence - a fact that the press has long ignored, and still does - with Mafia ties. After the body was found, Jeffery appeared to acquaintances to be suffering from guilt.
The press reported for years that Jimi died from a "heroin overdose" (there was no heroin in his blood), then years later, when that lie eroded away, we heard about "choking on his vomit" - technically true but a strange way to describe drowning, the official cause of death.
The world has long been kept in the dark by apparent media slop. The Mockingbird media have for decades been intent on blaming Hendrix for his death, and any attempt to understand the truth has been dismissed as "conspiracy theory." The man drowned in red wine, a simple explanation for "choking on his own vomit," but this fact isn't exactly newsworthy, I guess.
Why are Americans so screwed up? Perhaps it has something to do with the crap pumped into their heads by a media that collaborate with war criminals and CIA liars. As for the latest "revelation," I don't believe half of it. Some of the details are correct, but the motive is spun and so is the notion the Jeffries acted alone. Someone is inventing details to take the heat off of MI5, CIA and Mafia. Jeffery did not act alone, there is no possibility that force wasn't used. Much of this account is fiction.
It may be many more years before the media get around to investigating what really happened. If we still believed in "heroin overdose," no doubt we'd still be hearing about "Junkie" Jimi. Another cover story is eroding, but we may never know the truth from the establishment press.
Jimi's lungs were filled with red wine. The account below doesn't explain drowning, though it pretends to do that in a ham-handed manner. Welcome to the next layer of cover stories.
Jimmy Hendrix 'was murdered' by his manager, claims roadie
By JAMES TAPPER
31st May 2009
Rock legend Jimi Hendrix was murdered by his manager as part of an insurance scam, a new book by one of his 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.’
Wright claims that Jeffery told him he had taken out a life insurance policy on Hendrix worth $2million (£1.2million) with Jeffery as beneficiary.
The official cause of death was ‘barbiturate intoxication and inhalation of vomit’, and the coroner recorded an open verdict.
This was vital for Jeffery.
Had the cause of death been suicide it would have given the insurers an escape clause.
The ambulancemen who found the body said he was discovered alone in the hotel room, lying in his clothes on his back, with a gas fire burning and the door wide open.
There is no record of who called 999.
John Bannister, the surgeon who tried to revive Hendrix at hospital, said he was convinced he had drowned in red wine. Yet Hendrix had very little alcohol in his bloodstream.
In 1992 he wrote: ‘I recall vividly the very large amounts of red wine that oozed from his stomach and his lungs, and in my opinion there was no question that Jimi Hendrix had drowned, if not at home then on the way to the hospital.
‘At the time I felt that he had either been on sedative tablets, to sleep or otherwise, and that he had imbibed copious amounts of red wine prior to going to sleep. I would suspect that he regurgitated the red wine and drowned.’