It is the tale of the creation of a rock 'n' roll myth and of the woman who built her life upon it and felt compelled to bow out when the elaborate, artificial edifice began to crumble around her.
In the Inner World of Jimi Hendrix by his Fiancee, published in 1995, Dannemann writes that she met Hendrix in 1969 in a Dusseldorf bar. To Dannemann, he was not just the world's most gifted guitarist. She claims she soon left Germany and her job as an ice-skating teacher to follow Jimi to London.
Roth, a musician, says he only moved out of her Seaford home because he needed more room for his studio equipment. She was involved with him during the last 18 months when he went through a lot of emotional and spiritual changes. There was no one that he told as much to as he told Dannemann. He was not the psychedelic bubblehead guitar player as portrayed.
But in an interview last year Dannemann said their relationship had not worked and she knew "my heart would be for ever with Jimi". He was the most important and revolutionary artist of the 20th century." At her luxury home in the Surrey countryside, Kathy Etchingham, answers her front door accompanied by a huge dog. Some one has phoned that morning accusing her of murdering Dannemann.
Uli John Roth, who lived with Dannemann for17 years, seethes at how the newspapers depicted Dannemann as timewarp woman.
"I'm speaking up for Monika because she was never very good at speaking up for herself," he says. OK she still painted Hendrix but she painted other things, too.
Both women were girlfriends of the late rock star Jimi Hendrix in the Swinging Sixties.