Episode 6

Upstaging God, Playing with Fire, & Breaking the Mold

London proves to be the place where Jimi Hendrix will break on through. But his sudden rise in popularity doesn’t come without some shock to the public at large. Jimi goes against the grain. Ruffles feathers. Turns heads. British rock gods like Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend are shook by what they’ve seen. Audiences feel the heat from his burning guitar and panic. British police stop him on the street to question his unique fashion choices. Jimi is a bona fide sensation.


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

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, by Harry Shapiro & Caesar Glebbeek

Becoming Jimi Hendrix, by Stephen Roby

The Day They Stopped and Frisked Jimi Hendrix (Newsweek)

When Jimi Hendrix came to London, he changed the sound of music forever, by Ed Vulliamy (The Guardian)

The Star Power of Johnny Hallyday (New York Times)

Meet Cynthia Plaster Caster, the Groupie Who Made Molds Out of Rock Music’s Most Famous Penises


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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