When Mr. Allen produced The Blues for PBS in 2003,
he took aim at my writings about blues that are included in Rock Prophecy
and in the Jimi Hendrix :Blues CD booklet
(1994 MCA). The Hendrix :Blues
CD that I put together reached the Top-10 on Billboard
charts. My 28-page booklet included with the CD contains unique insights about blues. Paul Allen then initiated a bogus lawsuit against the Hendrix company to stop me from becoming the director. Tens of millions of dollars were paid to buy out the company and silence me. The people who were put in charge of the Hendrix company agreed during the lawsuit settlement to remove my name, and my writings, from all Hendrix products. The unusual view of the blues in my 1994 MCA booklet was banned from the market. Then Mr. Allen made sure that no media anywhere would mention Rock Prophecy,
and no distributor would circulate the book. With my vision of blues censored from public view, Mr. Allen proceeded to hire Martin Scorsese to direct the PBS series which was designed to replace my views about Hendrix and the blues.
In the examples ahead, the thing to keep in mind is the effort by Paul Allen to remove and replace my concepts, while reducing his discussion of blues to superficial remarks.