The Look of the Book

Beyond its detailed and vibrant text, Modern Listener Guide: Jimi Hendrix offers more than 175 images, most reproduced in full color.


A number of the photographs have never been published before, while others have been licensed from some of the top rock photographers of Jimi Hendrix’s lifetime, including names like Frauke Bergemann, Ken Davidoff, and Charles Everest.

Many of the more unusual Jimi Hendrix album covers from around the world appear in the pages of the book, as do a wide range of advertisements and promotional items.

Original design for the unique curved exterior façade of Electric Lady Studios. Sadly, the distinct frontage was demolished after serving as a Greenwich Village icon for three decades. (Courtesy John Storyk)

An array of relevant historical documentation is also represented, including images and documents from the collection of John Storyk. Storyk – one of the world’s most highly-regarded acousticians and an innovative recording studio designer – worked directly with Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Kramer in the realization of Hendrix’s dream recording facility, Electric Lady Studios, on 8th Street in New York’s Greenwich Village.

All of these images serve to colorfully illustrate the story of Jimi Hendrix’s life and reflect the magnitude of his singular music.