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Adam Mitchell

Jimi Hendrix, Spaceships, and Science Fiction

Jimi Hendrix changed the face of rock and roll forever, and while you certainly know his music, there’s so much more to his story. In a new book, Hendrix’s younger brother details what it was like growing up with Jimi, including his interest in science fiction and space travel….

As young boys growing up in Seattle, Washington, Leon Hendrix and his older brother Jimi often dreamt of outer space and far off worlds. Early on, both became fascinated with Larry “Buster” Crabbe’s Flash Gordon science fiction film serials that played at the activity center where they lived. Jimi even insisted that friends and family call him by the nickname “Buster.” The boys’ other favorites included movies like The Thing and The Day the Earth Stood Still.

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