The Suspicious Untimely Death of Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix PHOTO: Billboard/David Redfern/Redferns

On Sept. 18, 1970, at the age of 27, American instrumental guitarist Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) died in London under highly strange circumstances. The coroner rendered an open verdict, meaning the death was suspicious.

Hendrix friends suggested he had become quite paranoid at the end. He told one friend that the next time he’d go to his hometown of Seattle, it would be in a pine box.

Hendrix spent much of his last day alive with German figure skater Monika Dannemann (1945-1996). The mainstream narrative holds that on the evening of Sept. 17, Hendrix took at least one amphetamine pill at a party.

Later, at Dannemann’s flat, Hendrix supposedly took nine of her Vesparax sleeping tablets. The recommended dose was one-half to one tablet.

Dannemann stated that “she left for cigarettes” and returned on the morning of Sept. 18 to find Hendrix in a coma at her flat. She called for an ambulance, which arrived at 11:27 a.m. There is no record of who had called the ambulance. Paramedics later testified that only Hendrix was there at the flat, and the door was wide open. Dannemann claims she accompanied Hendrix to the hospital. Paramedics say otherwise.

St. Mary Abotts hospital officially declared Hendrix dead at 12:45 p.m. The cause of death was asphyxiation through aspiration of vomit due to a barbiturate overdose. He just happened to have 42 tablets of Vesparax in his pocket.

In 1975, Dannemann gave hints that there was more to the story. “There is something really behind the whole thing,” she said, “and there’s quite a powerful group behind all that. I think it is the Mafia.”

In 1996, and at the age of 51, Dannemann was said to be ready to tell the truth. She was scheduled to appear on a show when she died under mysterious circumstances. Suicided perhaps.

The best theory is the Dannemann was paid off and threatened to cooperate with the killers. As we have seen with cases like the MLK murder and Oklahoma City bombing, cointelpro operations have an astonishing ability to surround their targets with treacherous people. There seems to be little shortage of treachery in this world.

Read “The Assassination of MLK and Agent 500

Read “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Truth About Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing

Hendrix and White

One of Jimi’s paramours and confidants was super-groupie Devon Wilson, who was described as both “aggressive” and “protective” of Hendrix. Devon was also rumored to be a secret member of the militant political group the Black Panthers. She was loyal to him, expressed grave doubts about his demise and started snooping around. For her trouble, she “fell” from a hotel’s eighth story five months after Hendrix’s death.

Hendrix associate James “Tappy” Wright says that Hendrix’s manager, Michael Jeffery, drunkenly confessed to killing him by stuffing pills into his mouth and force drowning him with several bottles of red wine because he feared Hendrix intended to dump him for a new manager.

Jeffery has received almost unanimous criticism from Hendrix biographers. Several have alleged that Jeffery siphoned off much of Hendrix’s income and channeled it into off-shore bank accounts. When Experience bassist Noel Redding inquired as to where Jeffery was going with briefcases of the band’s money, he was asked to leave the band. Jeffery openly bragged about Mob connections.

Hendrix claimed he was kidnapped and held by thugs for three days then “miraculously” rescued by none other than Jeffery. Hendrix called this drama staged. Hendrix was too weak as a stoner personality to assert himself against parasitic types. His energy was directed into the guitar, not gutter fighting.

A segment in Alex Constantine’s 2000 book “The Covert War Against Rock” reads, “Friends of Hendrix confiscated financial documents from his New York office and turned them over to Jimi: ‘One showed that what was supposed to be a $10,000 gig was in fact grossing $50,000.’”

In October 2006, a $15 million auction took place of items of Jeffery’s estate, including the rights to Hendrix’s hits “Purple Haze” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” Experience Hendrix, a company formed and owned by Hendrix’s family, said it will prove the family owns the rights to these songs and intends to sue.

In his book “Rock Roadie,” Wright says Jeffery told him in 1971 that Hendrix had been “worth more to him dead than alive” as he had taken out a life insurance policy on the musician worth $2 million and named himself the beneficiary. Two years later, Jeffrey was killed in a plane crash. Jeffery had a tendency to talk too much.

Jimi Hendrix with his manager, Michael Jeffery.

Bob Levine, who was the U.S. manager of the late guitarist at the time of his death in 1970, has an odd conclusion about Hendrix’s death. He claims Hendrix’s murder conspiracy was concocted by Tappy to sell books. Huh?

“I used to talk to Tappy every day,” Levine said. “I’ve known him since the early ’60s. He told me he was putting together a book about his years in the rock world. He told me, ‘Bob, I need a hook for the book. I need a handle.’ He needed something that would be a grabber. Well, saying that Jimi was murdered is a grabber; saying that Jimi was murdered by his manager is an even bigger grabber. But it’s certainly not the truth.”

Levine, who was not an eyewitness, then claims that Hendrix choked to death on wine “while vomiting.”

“He was with a girl who did give him some sleeping pills. Jimi always had a hard time sleeping, so he’d take pills to make him sleep. He had some wine, too, and went to sleep. But when it came time for the wine to come up — he had to vomit — he was literally knocked out by the pills, so he choked on his vomit.”

Attending Surgeon Describes a Wine Waterboarding

The only problem with your account, Mr. Levine, is that John Bannister, the surgeon who dealt with Hendrix at the hospital, said he had very little alcohol in his bloodstream.

“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,” Bannister said.

He further elaborated to The Times in 2000: “’The amount of wine that was over him was just extraordinary. Not only was it saturated right through his hair and shirt but his lungs and stomach were absolutely full of wine.’ Bannister said he was DOA and likely dead for hours.”

The pathologist who did the autopsy on Hendrix, Donald Teare, reported a low blood-alcohol level.

Was Hendrix a Big Drug User?

Hendrix’s difficulties seem to have intensified after he spoke against the Vietnam war and his support of the Black Panthers. The FBI had a cointelpro file on him (good link). He did a benefit for Bobby Seale and the Chicago Eight.

The set up? Toronto Supreme Court on Monday, Dec. 8, 1969, charged Hendrix with the possession of heroin and hashish found in his flight bag during a routine Customs examination at Toronto Airport in May, 1969. Band members Mitchell and Redding later revealed that everyone had been warned about a planned drug bust the day before flying to Toronto. Both men also stated they believed that the drugs had been planted in Hendrix’s bag without his knowledge.

By 1970 and soon after doing a Vietnam Peace Moratorium rally, for inexplicable reasons there was rioting and chaos (MH Chaos?) at his concerts. Staged perhaps?

Jeffery was devious and would book Hendrix for back-to-back, exhausting performances, keeping him in the air and on the move for long periods. In his last year, he was having difficulty keeping up the pace, and his band broke up. Shortly before his death, Hendrix filed a law suit against Jeffery.

Jeffery’s contract to manage Hendrix expired in December 1970. Without Hendrix’s agreement to renew, Jimi would be worth more to Jeffery dead than alive.

In other star-whacking cases in which the performer was losing his or her edge around the time of their death, sales surge after their takedowns. The created backstory used by the Crime Syndicate again and again are “drug overdoses”. Examples include Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Kurt Cobain. Plus, there are substantial insurance payoffs. Nightshade lawyers are in place to profit and fight over the estates. And then, like clockwork, there are the titillating, smear-job, cottage-industry, box-office movies and tabloids made about the star.

Read “The Sad, Secret Life of Whitney Houston

Read “ Soaked in Bleach’ Questions Suicide of Kurt Cobain

Hendrix is still subjected to rumor mongering and misinformation campaigns to this day. While performing, recording and touring, he seemed to be an adrenaline freak, working for long hours. After 1967  and at the peak of his game, he regularly smoked cannabis and hashish, and he used LSD and amphetamines. He was described as a “bad, mean drunk” — that is, when he wasn’t emptying his wallet buying rounds. Band drummer Buddy Miles later claimed Jeffery was procuring and dispensing LSD to Hendrix.

We recommend the following video, “Jimi Hendrix, the Last 24 Hours, New evidence,” starting at minute 00:44:00.

Winter Watch Takeaway: This was a standard Crime Syndicate hit performed by Operation 40 intel and the mob for multiple motives. The target in standard CS Operation Chaos style was smeared. Mike Jeffery worked in military intelligence (MI6) and had mob connections.

Although Jimi was decadent, he does not strike us as a discordian or Luciferian (see lyrics from “All Along the Watchtower below). He had serious social views. Toward the end, his music was less commercial, more spiritual. He wasn’t cut from the same Music Mafia 666 cloth as seen today or with others from that era. He was entirely self-propelled by his unique talent.

There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But, uh, but you and I, we’ve been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us stop talkin’ falsely now
The hour’s getting late, hey

27 Comments on The Suspicious Untimely Death of Jimi Hendrix

  1. Bob Dylan wrote All Along the Watchtower and he is an admitted luciferian, at least that is what I would deduce from his admitting he sold his soul.

        • I was a teen Hendrix fan, and a few years later stumbled on a cassette tape from Jimi’s very early days… in which he sings about SEGREGATION, having to go around the back door of a restaurant to pick up his meal, and he laments “HOW WOULD IT FEEL?”
          Although it’s been years and I can’t find that cassette, I am sure that Hendrix song was the prototype, or model for Bob Dylan’s famous hit of the same name – which has the same riff.

    • Dylan was supposedly “saved” in the late seventies. The release of the album “Slow Train Coming” was said to be his testimony. The album nearly sunk him as his fans despised his new found Christianity. “Gotta Serve Somebody” made it big when it became the theme for the TV show The Sopranos.

      • Of course, there is the familiar Ed Bradley interview with Dylan where he states, “I’m holdin’ up my end…”

        Mephistopheles: “Here I am Faust. You have called me?”

        Faust: “Gods! How did you appear there?”

        Mephistopheles: “That I shall reveal to you at some later date; you need not concern yourself with it. What is more important is that I’ve come here to fulfill all of your desires, and to bring to you those powers whose lack of you have bemoaned; and all this for a paltry price, indeed, for a price of a soul!”

        Faust: “Ah, I hear you Mephistopheles. I did indeed make such an offer, which I now see was not entirely misguided, but while I would not like to appear regretful, I must ask you what is it that you can exactly give to me? The price is indeed as cheap as I have ever been or heard offered, but is it not on such occasions that a bargain must be enforced most vehemently and skeptically?”

        Mephistopheles: “Your words are wise. I see you have not become a doctor for no issue. So let me present you a brief list of my services…”

  2. McGowan notes Jimi’s military/CIA Laurel Canyon connections. Maybe he was wandering too far off the plantation and was a man that knew too much.

    • There were many ppl dropped into the movement in 65ish. Kris Kristofferson turned country music into something other than mountain music.Why on earth would Kristfferson go to Nashville with his background? Listen to his songs, not very country at all

      I consider it highly likely Hendrix was MK Ultra’d in the military

  3. There can only be one conclusion here, and it has to be based on the evidence: “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. The amount of wine that was over him was just extraordinary. Not only was it saturated right through his hair and shirt but his lungs and stomach were absolutely full of wine.” Bannister said.

    I would not trust a word Bob Levine says either, being he is a tribe member and manager of such people as Frank Sinatra and the Beatles. This would mean he would also have deep connections to the mob and intelligence agencies.

    Winter Watch Takeaway is absolutely correct. Hendrix was murdered for several reasons, just another member of the “27 club”

  4. Usual suspects have had a longtime presence around the music scene. Perhaps naive musicians — brainwashed by Hollywood propaganda — believe that they’re better managers with better financial acumen and connections. But stories like Straight Outta Compton and Love and Mercy illustrate that these aren’t normal client relationships. They’re parasitic. When not one more drop of blood can be squeezed from the host (talent), the usual suspects will heavily insure their client and facilitate their demise for one final big payout before moving on to their next victim. Yep, actors and musicians are great targets for unscrupulous con men.

  5. Nice article. Jimi was an innovator and some say musical genius. The human predators and plunderers that own, control, and run the planet have no conscience, ethics, or morality. Would like to hear your take on Prince’s very strange death.

    In a perfect world the producers and truly creative people would ‘go Galt’ and disappear which would hasten the decline and eventual end of the plunderers reign. Once the tide turned these folks would re-appear and help to re-build a more equitable and just world. That’s not just a feel good pipe dream – if you don’t produce for the plunderers, don’t buy their products and lies, ie. don’t play in their sandbox, then one really is contributing to their decline.

  6. Although his death was somewhat suspicious,Monika Danneman committed suicide by her own hand,carbon monoxide poisoning in her own car by attaching a hose to the exhaust.From memory I recall she was due in court to face charges of slander.Cathy Etchingham, Jimi’s english girlfriend had the case reopened by Scotland yard.Noel Redding was also served a lawsuit from Danneman for references in his book he released.She claimed she was Jimis fiance but was a fantasy she held onto until her death.

  7. Want you to sign your contract
    Want you to sign today
    Gonna give you lots of money
    Workin’ for MCA

    Wrote Ronnie Van Zant, about working for Lew Wasserman, the biggest music gangster of all.
    Them he died in a plane crash.

  8. I’m a bit of a collector of Hendrix books, ephemera and pictures, as a show biz phenomenon I find him fascinating.

    Hendrix as studio musician playing ‘Have Mercy’ behind Don Covay, summer 64

    Hendrix singing Have Mercy live, probably early 66

    Rolling stones cover of Mercy 1965, two guitarists, one of whom was the founder of the band and almost certainly later whacked, for similar reasons to Hendrix.

    Not hard to see where Hendrix’s R&B rooted style evolved from into a more psychedelic form helped by various pedals, effects and amps. Although he was supposedly discovered by Chas Chandler in a Greenwich Village coffee shop playing guitar the reality is that Hendrix was a seasoned studio and live musician well prior to his reinvention in England.

    Intensely shy and not nearly as much of a stoner as the media portrayed, my understanding is he became increasingly paranoid and unbalanced after years of an extremely harsh touring schedule, with none of the three Experience band members getting paid much and the penny gradually dropping they were being played.

    There are so many layers of murkyness around his management, record deals, associates, his recording perfectionism and arguably running out of steam/fashion with his psychedelic R&B style.

    Almost certainly star whacked, who knows ultimately by who. I suspect Jeffrey was a front for more powerful mob figures

  9. Well, Mr. Hendrix is before my time and unfortunately I was never too interested in his music, although I can understand why many folks were very drawn to the man. He was uniquely talented.

    Where I do intersect a little with Mr. Hendrix is in knowing Ms. Alvenia Bridges for a brief time. She is a kind person, who I was friendly with for a period in the 1990s.

    (HUMBLY) From what I understood based on conversations with Ms. Bridges, the circles of people who surrounded Mr. Hendrix were pretty dark spirited, which I gather was not like him (personally) at all. To the contrary, he seems to have been a pretty upbeat guy who really just wanted to keep exploring his creative abilities; I do not think his death was intended or planned by him in any way.

    Yet, I can see the whole premise of the mystery surrounding his transition, and I could understand if there was more than the details seem to suggest regarding potential participants.

  10. For the past 24 years I have worked at the highest levels of the music industry, having toured the globe many times with the biggest artists on the planet.

    I’m not going to detail what exactly I do and who I’ve toured with but I can tell you all first hand this industry at this level is so infested with slime bag jews it’s beyond disgusting. They’re absolutely parasitic maggots. Really scheming nasty people.

    The things I’ve seen and details some artists have relayed to me about dealing with them will make it clear what doing business with jews is like in the music world.

    And it’s not just the managers and label people. It’s the business managers (they are a whole different level of scum), the entertainment lawyers, the agents, the promoters …. it’s a long list.

    My fav. manager I’ve worked with is a fantastic guy working for a huge phenomenal artist … is a White guy, not jewish. Gee… how interesting is that.

    There are things in this era of the industry that are different today compare to Hendrix’s day, but there’s no doubt in my mind some of the artists deaths back then were highly suspicious.

    I knew the guy who was Hendrix’s touring guitar tech during his heyday and he’s relayed to me Hendrix was a good guy and not a messed up drug head like he’s sometimes portrayed to be.

    As for the notion of Hendrix becoming paranoid … HE WAS SURROUNDED BY JEWS ROBBING HIM BLIND !!! You’d be looking behind you as well !!

    Along the way I’ve gotten many jews to admit to me what the jewish community is doing big picture wise. I’ve been around countless of them ranging from street level to ones worth tens of millions, to hundreds of millions to even a couple billionaires all over the planet. And one thing I can tell you for certain is they’re ALL in on it one way or another.

    Always remember this …. one of the biggest weaknesses jews have is they automatically think you know nothing about them, their history and their current agendas & actions. Keep that in mind and play dumb with your questions. You would be surprised what you can get them to admit.

  11. Pleasantly surprised to see this topic here. Just shows again how WW is the widest-ranging news and analysis site we’ve got! Please don’t take anything I’m about to say as criticism of WW or you, Russ. But when Hendrix comes up this aging professional musician and classic rock addict compulsively starts sounding off.

    Hendrix was, IMHO, one of the worst things that ever happened to musical culture. None of it that I’ve ever heard IS music except ‘Angel’ on his posthumous The Cry Of Love album. If there’s more to his less commercial and more spiritual late stuff than that song I’m all ears. Have always hated his material — and him for being such a faddish, purely 1960s whore for the new nihilistic agendas the Chosen were pushing harder than ever at the time.

    Decadent? Extremely. Guitar hero? His stuff is entirely about lust (apparently for white women) and the glories of drug abuse. Low down ghetto stuff. My siblings bought his albums and went to his concerts, which were probably among the loudest in history.

    Entertainment stars get people hooked on jew evil 3 ways — their productions, their lifestyles and their political pratings. Me, I see All Along the Watchtower as just more jewish bitching by Dylan (whose flippant vocal style Hendrix specifically copied and exaggerated). The superficiality of it all shows in how little fans care if their idols are murdered. Yeah, all those SALES once they’re liquidated! My studied opinion is that this is a Bizarro religion in which one deity after another must immolate herself.

    But updates on the original 27 Club members are always welcome. What you’ve got here, Russ, is an extremely important analysis of a major system hit. Maybe 15 years ago a guitar magazine concluded the mafia killed Hendrix because drugs being distributed from his apartment were competing with their street sales — maybe another thread in the tangled mess.

    Kudos as always, Herr Webmeister!

    • Interesting take; and one that I believe may be the most accurate of the bunch here. That’s not to say there isn’t truth embedded within some of the others (i.e., WW’s in particular); but that the larger truth is the one outlined by you above. Thanks for your contribution to this most fascinating of discussions. RGB-Y3 out!!

    • I was JUST about to post this! Yes! This series was extremely informative. Russ Winter seems to be on the same mind wavelength that Dave was on, God rest his soul.

  12. I subscribe to the Miles Mathis way of thinking that most public/sensational deaths are fake.
    The entire late 60s scene was a psyop ending with the manson trial which effectively blackwashed and ended the hippie/peace movement.
    Hendrix was an operative and did his time.
    Who knows, maybe he was brilliant innocent and not a tavistock-langley creation. In the end it doesn’t and more importantly, shouldn’t matter. These are false idols meant to distract and destroy wholesome and uplifting culture. We’d all be better off if they were ignored as the weapons they were promoted to be.

    • Most all of the popular musicians had parents or relatives in military intelligence. The positions in the music industry were nothing more than assignments for these people. Hendrix, Morrison Cobain, Rhoads, Abbotts, Fogelberg, Lennon, Harrison, Presley, Van Halen, etc.. none of these people actually died during the stated time frame, just relocated, retired or reassigned to another project.

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