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A former roadie's claim that rock legend Jimi Hendrix was murdered by a former manager was given some validation by the doctor who attempted to save the guitar virtuoso's life that night. John Bannister says the allegations made in James "Tappy" Wright's book 'Rock Roadie' "sounded plausible because of the volume of wine" found both in and on Hendrix's body.

Bannister told the U.K. Times that when Hendrix was brought into St. Mary Abbots Hospital in Kensington, the attendants "worked very hard for about half an hour but there was no response at all. It really was an exercise in futility." What struck him most, however, was the wine. "The amount of wine that was over him was just extraordinary," the 67-year-old former surgeon says. "Not only was it saturated right through his hair and shirt but his lungs and stomach were absolutely full of wine. I have never seen so much wine. We had a sucker that you put down into his trachea, the entrance to his lungs and to the whole of the back of his throat. We kept sucking him out and it kept surging and surging. He had already vomited up masses of red wine and I would have thought there was half a bottle of wine in his hair. He had really drowned in a massive amount of red wine."

The 27-year-old Hendrix died the morning of September 18, 1970, in girlfriend Monika Dannemann's London apartment from what was determined to be inhalation of vomit after overdosing on barbiturates. Wright claims that Hendrix's former manager, Michael Jeffrey, drunkenly confessed to murdering the guitarist, saying, "That son of a bitch was going to leave me. If I lost him, I'd lose everything." Apparently, Jeffrey believed Hendrix was going to replace him so he took out a $2 million life insurance policy on his client, went to the apartment with some associates and stuffed the pills and wine down Hendrix's throat.

Despite Bannister's claims, the case seems destined to remain a mystery. Jeffrey died in a plane crash in 1973, and Dannemann, who discovered Hendrix's body and claimed he was still alive in the ambulance, committed suicide in 1996. Bannister, for his part, was banned from practicing as an orthopedic surgeon in Australia for fraud in 1992.
-Jake Blackwood
Last edited by guitar351 at Jul 25, 2009,
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It's been like...


almost 40 years since he died.



Leave him not be.
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Source?

You know what, nevermind, I don't care about him anyways.
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y cant we just leave it alone? we should be focusing on the mans life not how he died
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#7
"Plausible"

Murder in Jimi Hendrix's death has always been suspected, this doesn't mean anything.

Also it doesn't matter. Let it be.
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Oh my god! It's a mother****ing conspiracy.
Why does everything that happens have to be a conspiracy? Kurt Cobain was murdered, Michael Jackson was murdered, now Jimi Hendrix was murdered? Everybody needs to calm the **** down and just accept that people die, and **** happens. Not everything is a goddamn conspiracy. Jimi Hendrix has been dead for years, at this point, it doesn't matter how he died. He's dead, just deal with that fact.
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Oh my god! It's a mother****ing conspiracy.
Why does everything that happens have to be a conspiracy? Kurt Cobain was murdered, Michael Jackson was murdered, now Jimi Hendrix was murdered? Everybody needs to calm the **** down and just accept that people die, and **** happens. Not everything is a goddamn conspiracy. Jimi Hendrix has been dead for years, at this point, it doesn't matter how he died. He's dead, just deal with that fact.

It comes from people being such fans that they regard the musicians as almost gods, and being unable to die. Think of an extended denial. Every time a major celebrity dies, it has to be in an unnatural way or people are left to realize that their idol is not immortal.
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Who cares, really?

Too many damn conspiracy theories for everything.

Also no link or anything.


I agree.
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It comes from people being such fans that they regard the musicians as almost gods, and being unable to die. Think of an extended denial. Every time a major celebrity dies, it has to be in an unnatural way or people are left to realize that their idol is not immortal.



lmfao! I dont think of him as god. Everyone dies sometime, but i thought it was interesting that its plausible.
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lmfao! I dont think of him as god. Everyone dies sometime, but i thought it was interesting that its plausible.


But alas, many people do. And that my good sir, is how conspiracy theories start.
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#16
Dammit why cant we just leave dead people alone?

Why do we have to care about who killed him when the guy who mightve killed him is probably dead anyway.

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Leave it be.
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ALIENS KIDNAPPED HIM! THE EVIDENCE IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US PEOPLE, COME ON.
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#21
So meat was ruled plausible in his death huh...
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#23
Everyone is murdered these days. People are going about stuff like that all the time.

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