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Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
"All Is by My Side" (original title)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  24 October 2014 (UK)
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A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

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A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

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$97,011 (USA) (26 September 2014)

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$323,032 (USA) (10 October 2014)
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André Benjamin is only mimicking Hendrix in the movie. Actually, we don't even hear the real Jimi Hendrix: all the guitar licks were provided by guitarist Waddy Wachtel. See more »

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In the movie Linda Keith lent Jimi Hendrix a white electric guitar. In real life this was a Fender Stratocaster. The guitar in the movie is not a Fender Stratocaster, it has a distinctly different headstock shape and no visible markings. See more »

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Jimi Hendrix: Knowledge speaks. Wisdom listens.
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Referenced in Film 2015: Episode dated 19 November 2014 (2014) See more »

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Birdland
Performed by Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar and Kenny Aronoff
Written by Waddy Wachtel and Danny Bramson
Courtesy of Kala Productions Inc.
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16 July 2014 | by (Manchester, North) – See all my reviews

I agree with Kathy: This film is absolutely laughable... Not worthy of the man, his music, his life and his legacy... I hope that the Hendrix family/estate take whoever made this tripe to the cleaners. Not a story of Jimi the musical pioneer, or even Jimi the man. This is a crass caricature: A hatchet job that plays up to the cliché of the 'wild man of rock' as the 'Badass Troubleman' and all that crap. Wild man of rock he may have been (everybody liked to party in those days), but that doesn't make him a monster. Because Jimi certainly wasn't.

Also the idea that Linda Keith gave Jimi a guitar owned by Keith Richards: and that this 'started Jimi off' is absurd... Richards says himself in his autobiography that he and Linda split long before she met Hendrix (she didn't even leave Keef for Jimi. There were others before him). The guitar credit claim is ludicrous: Every Hendrix fan knows Jimi played guitar long before he came to England. Jimi played his guitar when he was in the army (ask Billy Cox!). Jimi was a guitarist before he knew Ms. Keith existed...

This pile of complete nonsense is disrespectful to Jimi and those who lived with him and loved him... This film about Jimi is similar to Albert Goldman'sbook about John Lennon: Cheap,nasty and attempting to make money out of flinging dirt around. For me this film gets nothing (and I mean nothing!). But seen as there is no zero mark, it will have to be a very reluctant 1...

As for Andre 3000 as Hendrix, It should have marketed as a comedy. What's next? Justin Bieber as Elvis Presley?


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