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16 August 1973 (Netherlands) See more »
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Cast

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Arthur Allen ... Himself - Interviewee
Albert Allen ... Himself - Interviewee
Stella Benabon ... Herself - Interviewee
Eric Barrett ... Himself - Interviewee
Paul Caruso ... Himself - Interviewee

Eric Clapton ... Himself - Interviewee
Billy Cox ... Himself - Interviewee
Frankie Crocker ... Himself - Interviewee
Monika Dannemann ... Herself - Interviewee
Jenifer Dean ... Herself - Interviewee
Alan Douglas ... Himself - Interviewee
Germaine Greer ... Herself - Interviewee
Harold Parker ... Himself - Interviewee (as H)
Pat Hartley ... Herself - Interviewee
Al Hendrix ... Himself - Interviewee

Mick Jagger ... Himself - Interviewee
Linda Keith ... Herself - Interviewee
Eddie Kramer ... Himself - Interviewee
Buddy Miles ... Himself - Interviewee
Mitch Mitchell ... Himself - Interviewee
Juggy Murray ... Himself - Interviewee

Little Richard ... Himself - Interviewee
Fayne Pridgon ... Herself - Interviewee

Lou Reed ... Himself - Interviewee
Juma Sutan ... Himself - Interviewee

Pete Townshend ... Himself - Interviewee
Charles Washington ... Himself - Interviewee (as Major Charles Washington)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)
Noel Redding ... Himself - Jimi Hendrix Experience member (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Boyd 
John Head 
Gary Weis 
 
Produced by
Joe Boyd .... producer
Leo Branton .... associate producer
John Head .... producer
Peter Pilafian .... producer (segments "Johnny B. Goode", "Purple Haze")
Gary Weis .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Peter Colbert 
 
Visual Effects by
Gary Weis .... visuals
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Johannes Blom .... videotape camera: "Machine Gun", Fillmore East, 31 December 1969
Woody Vasulka .... videotape camera: "Machine Gun", Fillmore East, 31 December 1969
 
Editorial Department
Randy Roberts .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Albert Allen .... additional researcher
Juliet Brightmore .... additional researcher
Patricia Friedman .... additional researcher
Caesar Glebbeek .... additional researcher
John Head .... researcher
Vicki Lefcourt .... additional researcher
 
Thanks
Ellen Bailey .... acknowledgment: still photographs provided by
Ed Chalpin .... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Al Hendrix .... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Willie Hogans Jr. .... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Roz Kelly .... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Jim Marshall .... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Baron Wolman .... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
 

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Also Known As:
"A Film About Jimi Hendrix" - USA (DVD box title)
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98 min
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Dolby (hi-fi)
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Features Experience (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Like A Rolling StoneSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Unbeatable, 22 March 2011
Author: dougmcnair from United States

A wonderful rockumentary about the king of all the guitar gods. It has a good selection of interviews with Jimi's friends and musical contemporaries, but the filmmakers knew what they were doing: they spend most of the time just letting the man play. And that's all you need for a great film.

We get to see all the iconic psychedelic performances, including the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock (which is about ten times better than I remembered it), and we also get a very nice chronology of how his music evolved over time with his original Experience band and then the Band of Gypsies. But the true gem is something I never saw coming: Jimi playing traditional blues on an acoustic guitar. He starts off slowly and deliberately, and you get the sense that he's exploring something new or returning to something very old. Then he asks the cameraman to stop, and when he starts again he just relaxes into it. What he plays is 100% traditional blues, but he makes it totally his in a way that is utterly mind-blowing. After that, the remaining performances are him taking the blues electric but to places that Led Zeppelin could only dream about. But I think the director knew that "Hear my Train A'coming" was the zenith of the film, because we get to hear it again over the closing credits. Ten stars.

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