Conspiracy theories have been circulating since before the 19th century. Honestly, knowing humans, probably even longer. Some of these conspiracies really make for some controversial legacies (flat Earth, anyone?). Combining this with our fascination with celebrities’ lives and their downfall , we’ve concocted some weird theories. Throw the dark world of music in there, and you might as well have made Snow White’s poison apple. From Illuminati associations to animal body parts, here are the weird conspiracies in music.
James Marshall Hendrix, better known as Jimi Hendrix, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is one of the 20th century’s most influential electric guitarists. Hendrix died in September 1970 from choking on his own vomit. The post-mortem indicated his stomach was filled with barbiturates, also known as sleep-inducing drugs or muscle relaxants. Hendrix’s death was written off as a tragic accident until James “Tappy” Wright provided a different explanation. In his 2009 book “Rock Roadie,” Wright explains that Hendrix’s manager, Michael Jeffery, murdered the guitarist.
Wright claims Jeffery force-fed the drugs to Hendrix so he could collect the life insurance. Wright explains that Jeffrey was afraid he would be replaced with a new manager and was also the beneficiary of Hendrix’s $2 million life insurance policy. In the book, Wright explains that Jeffrey confessed to him in 1971, saying he “had to do it.” Since Jeffrey died in a plane crash over France in 1973, we cannot hear his defense to these accusations.