Leon Hendrix

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Leon Hendrix
Birth name Leon Morris Hendrix
Born (1948-01-13) January 13, 1948 (age 69)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Genres Hard rock, blues rock
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 2006–

Leon Hendrix (born January 13, 1948) is the brother of late American rock guitarist and singer Jimi Hendrix. He is an artist, songwriter and guitarist who began playing the guitar later in life and has released several albums. He is best known for his original artwork. He is father of six and grandfather of four.

Personal life[edit]

Hendrix suffered from drug addiction and he spent time in prison for minor offenses.[1] After seeking drug treatment, Hendrix has been clean for over twelve years and lives with his girlfriend, who is a doctor, in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed]

Hendrix was employed for many years as an expert draftsman by Boeing.[citation needed]

In recent years Hendrix has been attempting to make a living from music and art.[2] The Leon Hendrix Band released one album in 2006, Keeper of the Flame, as well as the earlier Seattle Rain.[3] In 2012, Hendrix published a biography of his brother titled Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story. It was co-written by Adam Mitchell and published by St. Martin's Press.[4]

Legal issues[edit]

Over the years Leon has been involved with lawsuits with Janie Hendrix, adopted sister of Jimi Hendrix. When Hendrix's father, Al, died in 2002, his will left control of the company Experience Hendrix to Janie and her cousin, Robert Hendrix, excluding Leon.[5] In a lawsuit where Leon sued to have his father's will overturned, the court ruled in 2004 that Leon "was not entitled to anything from his father's will, other than a single gold record left to him when his father died in 2002."[6] In another case, a court ruled against HendrixLicensing.com, a company run by Leon's business partner, Andrew Pitsicalis, for trademark infringement.[7]

Discography[edit]

  • Seattle Rain (2002) [3]
  • Keeper Of The Flame (2006)
  • Under the sky of Another Dream(2014) guitar player for the music single made by Veronica Vitale

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gene Stout (August 16, 2002), "Leon Hendrix Wants A Bigger Share Of Estate Brother Of Famed Guitarist Jimi Says He Was Denied His Rightful Inheritance And Will Sue", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, sec. News, p. B1, retrieved January 26, 2013 
  2. ^ Seattle Weekly The Leon Hendrix Experience
  3. ^ a b Seattle Weekly News Litigious Experience By Rick Anderson Wednesday, Oct 23 2002
  4. ^ Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story
  5. ^ SantaCruz.Com The Jimi Hendrix Blues Experience
  6. ^ Alexander, Brian (2004-09-25). "Judge Settles Long Family Feud Over Jimi Hendrix's Estate". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  7. ^ Gardner, Eriq (2014-01-29). "Jimi Hendrix Estate Wins Appeal Over Unlicensed Merchandise". The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 

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