Jimi Hendrix is at the centre of a legal battle - despite having died 35 years ago (70).

The PURPLE HAZE star's former manager EDWARD CHALPIN insists he has been libelled in a new book about the rocker, titled JIMI HENDRIX: The Man, THE MAGIC, THE TRUTH and written by Sharon Lawrence.

Chalpin, who shared a stormy relationship with Hendrix, is suing publishers MACMILLAN for $180,000 (GBP100,000) in damages and is appealing for an injunction against repetition of the claims.

23/06/2005 09:26