They wrote it this week: What does the queen really think of her portraits?
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Marsha Hunt [the groundbreaking 1960s black model] was telling me about the book she’s written on her friend Jimi Hendrix. Jimi had made it big in England, she said. It couldn’t have happened in America. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was Jimi and two white British boys who together created the sound. But that story was airbrushed: Jimi was marketed by the US media as just Jimi – one black boy – not as part of a mixed-race group. It makes you realise that Obama probably could not have been president (no loss there) if Michelle was white...