Jimi Hendrix supposedly said the following in 1969:
"It's funny the way most people love the dead. Once you are dead you are made for life. You have to die before they think you are worth anything."
This quote is widely-distributed because Jimi tragically died at an early age, and I am trying to obtain a precise citation for this quote. The best leads I have point to Melody Maker magazine. Below is a pointer to a webpage that claims the quote appeared in the March 8, 1969 issue of Melody Maker in an interview of Hendrix by Bob Dawbarn.
But there is conflicting information. The book "Jimi Hendrix: London" by William Saunders has an excerpt from the same interview; however, the book says the interview was published March 4, 1969 in Melody Maker.
There is another possibility. A webpage here at crosstowntorrents.org indicated that the quotation appeared in the March 1, 1969 issue of Melody Maker. I obtained scans of page 14 and 15 of the March issue of Melody Maker and was unable to find the quotation in the article about Hendrix.
Melody Maker ran a three part story about Hendrix. It appeared in three separate issues around February and March 1969. The article printed on March 1 was Part 2.
Can a forum member supply an exact citation for this quotation? Would love to know the periodical name, issue date, page number, article title and author. Maybe someone has the relevant issues of Melody Maker (or scans of the issues) and can look for the quote; that would be great. Thanks!