BURDON CLAIMS HENDRIX'S '70 DRUG DEATH WAS A SUICIDE.Byline: Marilyn Beck & Stacy Jenel Smith
Did Jimi Hendrix take his own life?
He did indeed, if we are to believe Hendrix's close friend and fellow '60s rock icon Eric Burdon - though the cause of the legendary guitarist's death, 28 years ago next month, was officially listed as accidental asphyxiation asphyxiation /as·phyx·i·a·tion/ (as-fix?e-a´shun) suffocation; the stoppage of respiration.
Oxygen starvation of tissues. following barbiturate barbiturate (bärbĭch`ərāt'), any one of a group of drugs that act as depressants on the central nervous system. High doses depress both nerve and muscle activity and inhibit oxygen consumption in the tissues. intoxication intoxication, condition of body tissue affected by a poisonous substance. Poisonous materials, or toxins, are to be found in heavy metals such as lead and mercury, in drugs, in chemicals such as alcohol and carbon tetrachloride, in gases such as carbon monoxide, and .
Burdon was the first to discover the final thing Hendrix wrote - a poem found beside the bed he died in. In Burdon's forthcoming memoir, ``House of the Rising Sun,'' he insists the poem is proof Hendrix was suicidal.
``If I were a detective, and I walked into a room where there's a body on the bed and a note on the floor which says, `Hello, Goodbye, until we meet again,' I don't think I'd have any question about what happened,'' says Burdon, who is penning the book with screenwriter/journalist Jeff Craig.
``He was clearly depressed the last few times I saw him,'' he recalls. Burdon, who shared the stage with Hendrix two days before his death and rushed to his London flat after Hendrix's girlfriend phoned in a panic saying Jimi was unconscious and nonresponsive. In his view, a corrupt manager robbed Hendrix not only of his money but his dreams for the future.
In fact, Burdon worked years to prod England's attorney general into reopening its investigation of Hendrix's death, but ultimately Scotland Yard announced there wasn't enough evidence to carry the case further.
Burdon says he's telling the story because ``Hendrix always told me the only thing that matters in life is the truth.''
Jason Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, ``That Championship Season,'' is being turned into a film. Again. Paul Sorvino, who was in the cast of the 1982 feature that starred Robert Mitchum, is directing the new film - and will play the key role of the basketball coach. Despite a fine cast and Miller as director, the '82 movie was widely regarded as a disappointment. Better luck this time.
Kind of a drag
You've heard by now about Jonathan Taylor Thomas Jonathan Taylor Thomas (born September 8, 1981) is an American child actor and former teen idol, perhaps best remembered for his roles of middle child Randy Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement and the voice of the young Simba in Disney's The Lion King. leaving ``Home Improvement'' - and his clean-cut image - behind by playing a streetwise street·wise
Having the shrewd awareness, experience, and resourcefulness needed for survival in a difficult, often dangerous urban environment. Las Vegas punk in the just-wrapped, big-screen ``Speedway Junky.'' Well, for those horrified hor·ri·fy
tr.v. hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing, hor·ri·fies
1. To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay.
2. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock. by the thought of the teen heartthrob going bad, it may be somewhat comforting to know that Jonathan is apparently not all that adept at handling a pot pipe. It seems he and Adrienne Frantz - one of his ``Speedway Junky'' co-stars, best-known as Ambrosia ambrosia (ămbrō`zhə), in Greek mythology, food and drink with which the Olympian gods preserved their immortality. Extraordinarily fragrant, ambrosia was probably conceived of as a purified and idealized form of honey. on ``The Bold and the Beautiful'' - were supposed to share a pipe full of marijuana in a scene. Jonathan took a hit, then passed it along to Adrienne. But he accidentally dropped the pipe on her hand, she relates, and she ended up with a second-degree burn second-degree burn
A burn that blisters the skin and is more severe than a first-degree burn.
second-degree burn See Burn. . Ointment ointment /oint·ment/ (oint´ment) a semisolid preparation for external application to the skin or mucous membranes, usually containing a medicinal substance.
n. was applied, and she kept working, and she's fine now. But, guess it goes to show that smoking pot is dangerous - even fake pot.
Her plate is full
Yvette Freeman, who won an Obie Award for her portrayal of Dinah Washington in ``Dinah Was'' off-Broadway, has returned to Los Angeles for new-season work on her ``Working'' sitcom. Tony winner Lilias White (``The Life'') has stepped into her ``Dinah Was'' shoes, and Freeman says she expects the show she developed to keep on running. And running. She can see it touring the country, and she would like to jump back into character when her schedule permits. But when that would be is something else again. In addition to ``Working,'' she's returning to her recurring role as nurse Haleh Adams on ``ER.'' And she's finishing up her second CD, an r&b album she produced herself - just as she produced her recent ``Yvette Freeman: A Tribute to Dinah Washington'' album.
Fore and aft fore and aft
a. From the bow of a ship to the stern; lengthwise.
b. In, at, or toward both ends of a ship.
2. In or at the front and back.
Samuel L. Jackson “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. For the senator from Indiana, see Samuel D. Jackson.
Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning actor. is such a golfing nut that he has a clause in his contracts calling for his movie producers to join a club wherever he's on location so he always has a place to play. Jackson never dreamed he'd be so addicted to the sport. In an interview for ``Sports Innerview With Ann Liguori'' that airs on Fox Sports New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of this weekend, the actor notes that ``as a youngster, all my friends were either caddies or waiters at the Chattanooga Country Club where I grew up in Tennessee. I didn't know regular guys played golf.''
With reports by Stephanie DuBois.
Photo: (1) Jimi Hendrix
Poem found near body
(2) Jonathan Taylor Thomas
(3) Samuel L. Jackson
Ga-ga for golf