Episode 3

Harlem Shakedowns, Drug Kingpins, and Restless Crowds

Jimi Hendrix was the most famous guitar player on the planet but on the streets of Harlem, none of that mattered. He had to navigate dope slingers, gangsters, semi-crooked hype men and a disgruntled audience, pelting him, one of the greatest musicians of all time with eggs.


Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix, by Charles Cross

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, by Harry Shapiro & Caesar GlebbeekBecoming Jimi Hendrix, by Stephen Roby

Ghetto Fighters in Harlem World, by Tunde Ra Aleem & Taharqa Aleem

Harlem 69: The Future of Soul, by Stuart CosgroveHarlem, full of life, by Chris Wild


Scored and co-written by Jake Brennan.

Written, edited, and co-produced by Zeth Lundy.

Mixed, engineered, and additional scoring by Sean Cahalin and Matt Beaudoin. Additional music and score elements by Ryan Spraker.

Produced by Jake Brennan in for Double Elvis in partnership with iHeart Radio.

Illustrations by Matt Nelson.

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