London Telegraph 
Monday, July 20, 2009
The doctor who attempted to revive legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix on the night he died has said it is “plausible” that he was murdered.
John Bannister, the on-call registrar at the now closed St Mary Abbots Hospital in Kensington, said in an interview that the patient seemed to have “drowned” in a large amount of red wine.
The account fits with one given by James “Tappy” Wright, a 65-year-old former road manager who worked for Hendrix’s manager Mike Jeffrey.
Wright has claimed in a new book that indebted Jeffrey had taken out a $2m life-insurance policy on the star amid concerns about his increased drug-taking, and that he told him Hendrix was “worth more to him dead than alive”.
He alleges that Jeffrey confessed to him that he had ordered the killing a month before his death in a plane crash.