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    Re: "Until We Meet Again : The Last Weeks Of Jimi Hendrix"

    FROM THE BOOK - Jimi Hendrix: The Man, The Magic, The Truth by Sharon Lawrence 2005

    In 1996 Monika Dannernann telephoned me for the final time. I felt instantly furious when I picked up the telephone and heard her softly say, "It's Monika." How can anyone manage to put sadness behind when there's always some creep unexpectedly bringing it all back into focus? What could she possibly want now? Had she forgotten the legal warning she'd instructed her solicitors to issue? How could she possibly think I would consider her a friend? She started in, once more pushing her desire that I should "come and visit .... I really need to talk to you. Can you come next week?" I couldn't believe my ears. I'd had enough of her, and I let loose. "I don't want to ever see or speak to you again. You've told too many lies through too many years. How can you possibly believe I would want to be your friend?"

    She began to stammer at the vehemence of my tone. "Oh, is this a bad time to talk?"
    I felt somehow that things had gone terribly wrong for Monika and that she was in some kind of trouble. But I didn't care, and I didn't want details. "You helped to kill a friend of mine. You showed no respect to Jimi Hendrix. He lay there in layers of his own vomit for hours, and you let him die."

    I could hear myself yelling into the telephone, and I felt shocked by my own anger. "You could have called a doctor. An ambulance. The police. The hotel manager. But you didn't. The very next morning, you told me what happened. But you didn't tell me everything. When he was choking, gasping for breath, did you pour red wine down his throat?

    There was a long pause. I took a stab at something I'd discussed with Jack Meehan after his conversation with the coroner and had subsequently puzzled over for years. "I know you did," l said.
    "lt was all untidy. He was messy. I thought it would help," Monika haltingly explained. I could just imagine her running off to wash her hands because the dying man was "untidy." "You made it all worse."

    She let out a series of hysterical shrieks, but she did not deny my words. I kept at her. "You could have gotten help that would have saved him. But you made a choice, and you have been lying about all of it ever since." Monika was sobbing now, but she managed to interrupt her sobs to say, "Stop! You're going to give me a heart attack." "That's an impossibility!" I yelled. "You have no heart. No conscience. You barely knew Jimi Hendrix, and you let him die." "No!" "You and your sick charade," I said, quieting down. I had never spoken to another human being like that before. She was quiet, too. The sobs had vanished. "Don't you ever telephone me or contact me in any way ever again. You are a cruel and terrible person. And a goddamned liar!"

    Monika Dannemann moaned into my ear on the telephone; it was terrible to hear. Finally she said, "I am sorry. Believe me, I am sorry." I couldn't listen to another word. I hung up, and two days later I took the advice of friends and changed my telephone number.

    Through the years Kathy Etchingham, Jimi's first London girlfriend, had never bought into Monika's assorted concoctions of the "Jimi I knew" or her assorted tales of Jimi's death. In the nineties Etchingham conducted her own private investigation of the woman from Dusseldorf, Germany, and late in 1993 she asked the authorities to reopen the investigation of Jimi's death. Scotland Yard's inquiry proved inconclusive.

    Monika continued to make slanderous comments about others, including Noel Redding. Most unwisely, she made a series of false accusations to journalists about Kathy Etchingham, and Kathy took Monika to court in April 1996 over her allegations. The judge ruled in Kathy's favor, and Monika was also found guilty of contempt of court. The English press had covered the story, and Monika's house of cards had toppled down. She was distraught over this public humiliation.

    Several days after the judge's ruling, Monika attached a hose to the exhaust pipe of her shiny Mercedes. She sealed the car windows tight and sat down at the wheel and turned on the engine. Apparently the last thing she did as she began to lose consciousness was to switch off the engine. She was found dead in her fume-filled car on April S, 1996.

    It took several years for me to bring myself to visit a public library and spend fifteen minutes looking through Monika's 1995 book containing forty-five full-color paintings of Jimi or allegedly "inspired" by Jimi, plus mind-boggling text. Then there were the photographs of Monika grieving at his Seattle grave, and with Al, June, and Janie Hendrix, aka the "Clean Up Jimi's Image" brigade. Jimi's father even offered words of endorsement, including the "fiance" riff that would certainly have startled numerous young ladies who knew Jimi in the last year of his life. On an early page of the book, a message from Al Hendrix declares: "To whom it may concern ... I would like to state that my son Jimi Hendrix was engaged to Monika Dannemann and that they planned to get married. All those slanderous stories written about Monika regarding my son are false .... "Even though Al Hendrix never heard from his son again after Jimi's last performance in Seattle in late July 1970, he chose to agree to the above words written for him in Dannemann's book.
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    Re: "Until We Meet Again : The Last Weeks Of Jimi Hendrix"

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieRadio View Post
    FROM THE BOOK - Jimi Hendrix: The Man, The Magic, The . . .
    . . . self serving bullshit
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    Re: "Until We Meet Again : The Last Weeks Of Jimi Hendrix"

    Was Jimi Hendrix’s death a case of insurance fraud?

    http://www.insurancefraud.org/IFNS-d...7%3C/a%3E%3Cbr

    Of all the hospital personnel who dealt with Hendrix that night, Dr. Bannister is the only person who claims to have seen any red wine in or on the body. Ambulance attendants Jones and Suau didn’t see any red wine when they arrived at the flat, and the man who conducted the post mortem of the body, Dr. Seifert, didn’t notice any signs of alcohol.(8) Strangely, Dr. Bannister said that he remembered being perplexed by the length of the body, claiming that it was hanging over the table “by about 10 inches.” This is suspicious because Hendrix was only 5’11; he wasn’t short, but by no means was he a giant. It seems plausible that Dr. Bannister was confusing Hendrix with another patient. He didn’t know who Hendrix was at the time, so there’s no reason for Hendrix to have been more memorable to him than any of the other patients he treated at the time. That’s not the only alternative explanation though. Allegedly, Monika Dannemann (Hendrix’s girlfriend at the time of his death) claimed in an interview that the last thing she saw Hendrix drink was cola.(9) It’s possible that Dr. Bannister mistook the dark, cola-stained gastric contents for red wine

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    Re: "Until We Meet Again : The Last Weeks Of Jimi Hendrix"

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieRadio View Post
    Was Jimi Hendrix’s death a case of insurance fraud?
    No
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    I have never been one for conspiracies. I think what happened to Jimi was just a careless accident but over the years that's been clouded over with BS. By Monica not wanting to be blamed for anything so she alters timelines and lies because she panicked and didn't call for help soon enough etc and just BS from other people. The murder part is just the most laughable story.

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    Re: "Until We Meet Again : The Last Weeks Of Jimi Hendrix"

    Quote Originally Posted by dino77 View Post
    Who would pay for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieRadio View Post


    Vesparax is a combination tablet containing 50 mg brallobarbital, 150 mg secobarbital and 50 mg hydroxyzine that is used as a sedative.

    Brallobarbital barbiturate
    Secobarbital barbiturate
    Hydroxyzine antihistamine

    This drug has been withdrawn from the market in most countries.

    For the usage of Vesparax as a sedative, the dose is 50-100 mg in adults and 0.6mg/kg in children.

    The dosage described above may be increased or decreased depending on your doctor's assessment.

    Vesparax may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Vesparax with caution.

    Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Do not drink alcohol while you are using Vesparax.

    Vesparax is extensively metabolized by the liver.

    HOW SHOULD I TAKE VESPARAX?

    Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never take Vesparax in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. The recommended dosage is 1/2 a tablet one half hour before retiring.

    Hendrix had taken nine of prescribed Vesparax sleeping tablets, 18 times the recommended dosage.

    VESPARAX OVERDOSE

    There is no specific antidote to Vesparax.

    In case of acute overdosage, establish and maintain an airway and ensure adequate oxygenation and ventilation.

    The most common symptom of Vesparax overdose is hypersedation. If overdose happens, the patient should be made to vomit, if he/she has no urge to vomit, it should be induced.

    Another relief is to immediate gastric lavage. Immediately seek emergency medical attention while continuing to monitor the patient's vital signs.
    This is very informative. I guess it depends on whether you believe Monica or the ambulance drivers. Monica was not a stable person. She may have recommended the pills to Jimi and she covered that up by saying she discovered they were gone and freaked when she woke up to him comatose and didn't know what to do and didn't call for help soon enough or she found him dead and bailed. But she may have made things up so she wasn't blamed so she blamed the ambulance guys. The truth is right in there somewhere. I remember reading somewhere that Jimi had a close call with mandrax on his last tour. Is that true? Was he getting a little reckless with downers at the time?

    I wish Jimi had better taste in women at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    This is very informative. I guess it depends on whether you believe Monica or the ambulance drivers. Monica was not a stable person. She may have recommended the pills to Jimi and she covered that up by saying she discovered they were gone and freaked when she woke up to him comatose and didn't know what to do and didn't call for help soon enough or she found him dead and bailed. But she may have made things up so she wasn't blamed so she blamed the ambulance guys. The truth is right in there somewhere. I remember reading somewhere that Jimi had a close call with mandrax on his last tour. Is that true? Was he getting a little reckless with downers at the time?

    I wish Jimi had better taste in women at the time.
    His last tour? He was reckless way earlier. There's a story from Gothenburg, January 1969 where the lady Jimi hung out with states that Jimi went to his suitcase, grabbed a bottle of pills and kind of wolfed it down, collapsing from whatever the pills were (Mandrax?) and later awaking in a confused state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino77 View Post
    His last tour? He was reckless way earlier. There's a story from Gothenburg, January 1969 where the lady Jimi hung out with states that Jimi went to his suitcase, grabbed a bottle of pills and kind of wolfed it down, collapsing from whatever the pills were (Mandrax?) and later awaking in a confused state.

    I think that pertained to September 1970.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enemal View Post
    I think that pertained to September 1970.
    I thought so too at first, but the lady in question, according to herself, did not spend the night with Jimi in Gothenburg on September 1, 1970.
    (Spend the night as in staying in the same hotel room, no romance).
    She managed to briefly meet him at Liseberg after the concert in 1970, but that was all.
    So it must have been the evening of January 8, 1969.
    It also explains the uneven concert in Stockholm the day after - all the sleep Jimi had had was drug-induced.

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    "According to herself"? Where can I find that info?

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    And what lady are we talking about here? What's her name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enemal View Post
    And what lady are we talking about here? What's her name?
    Lady's name is Birgitta. She was interviewed on Swedish TV a few years back, that's where the info comes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino77 View Post
    Lady's name is Birgitta. She was interviewed on Swedish TV a few years back, that's where the info comes from.
    I`ve seen the TV program and it happened in Gothenburg Sept. 1 1970, after the concert. Otherwise she tells a story of a confused Jimi who took a lot of pills, slept a bit, woke up again and walked in broken glass from a bottle at her place.. He was in a very confused state of mind she says. Fragile, thin, suffering from a cold.. uppers/downers. His life could have easily ended during that tour, buts she looked after him. Monika did not.. Birgitta met Jimi many times. You can see her on pics at Gothenburg courthouse during January 1968 when Jimi was arrested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pederpropell View Post
    I`ve seen the TV program and it happened in Gothenburg Sept. 1 1970, after the concert. Otherwise she tells a story of a confused Jimi who took a lot of pills, slept a bit, woke up again and walked in broken glass from a bottle at her place.. He was in a very confused state of mind she says. Fragile, thin, suffering from a cold.. uppers/downers. His life could have easily ended during that tour, buts she looked after him. Monika did not.. Birgitta met Jimi many times. You can see her on pics at Gothenburg courthouse during January 1968 when Jimi was arrested.
    I had heard it happened on the last tour too. That could easily mean he did something similar with Monika's pills and didn't realize how powerful they were and the rest is history. Have fans ever believed Monika' s story about the ambulance drivers? If they did mess up they would never admit it. I read the scuze me while I kiss the the sky book years ago and that's the story it went with. Is that book respected or does it have BS in it?

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    Re: "Until We Meet Again : The Last Weeks Of Jimi Hendrix"

    I haven't been here for a while folks. My page about all this has been updated a little. Mainly concerning the proof that Jimi wasn't long-dead, which eliminates the murder theory and Bannister's bulshit once again. Jimi was admitted to Casualty. which means that he was in need of urgent treatment. something that is never done with blue stiffs.

    I have included an (exclusive!) exchange between Caesar Glebbeek and Dr. Seifert, which confirms that Jimi was on the verge of death when he arrived at St.Mary Abbotts.

    The updated page:
    http://hendrix.guide.pagesperso-orange.fr/death.htm

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    Wow..! Incredible effort to end all discussions is all I can say. Thanks a lot for this update!

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    Re: "Until We Meet Again : The Last Weeks Of Jimi Hendrix"

    That post shows that too many people have BS'd over the years for various reasons and have made the whole thing more confusing than it needs to be.it would be interesting to see what Eric Barrett thinks. He would probably bring it down to reality.

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