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Jimi Hendrix (1973)

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This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Allen Arthur Allen ... Self - Interviewee
Albert Allen Albert Allen ... Self - Interviewee
Stella Benabon Stella Benabon ... Self - Interviewee
Eric Barrett Eric Barrett ... Self - Interviewee
Paul Caruso Paul Caruso ... Self - Interviewee
Eric Clapton ... Self - Interviewee
Billy Cox ... Self - Interviewee
Frankie Crocker Frankie Crocker ... Self - Interviewee
Monika Dannemann Monika Dannemann ... Self - Interviewee
Jenifer Dean Jenifer Dean ... Self - Interviewee
Alan Douglas Alan Douglas ... Self - Interviewee
Germaine Greer Germaine Greer ... Self - Interviewee
Harold Parker Harold Parker ... Self - Interviewee (as H)
Pat Hartley Pat Hartley ... Self - Interviewee
Al Hendrix Al Hendrix ... Self - Interviewee


This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs revising in the light of new information uncovered over the years. The film contains concert footage spanning the Marquee in 1967 to his last UK performance at the third Isle of Wight festival in 1970; along the way we see classic performances at Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969), Fillmore East (1969/70), and Berkeley (1970). A double album was released to tie-in with the film, containing the complete performances in the film, along with interviews with people in the film (not necessarily the same interviews). The film is worth seeing for Jimi's performances, and to hear what his contemporaries have to say about him (Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Pete Townsend, and others). Written by Martin <martin.o_brien@which.net>

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Self - Interviewee: [Pete Townshend] I said to Jimi, I said, "Fuck it, man, we're not going to follow you on." So he said, "Well, I'm not going to follow you on." So, I said, "Listen, we are not going to follow you on and that is it. You know. As far as I'm concerned, you know, we were ready to go on now, our gears going to be there, its the end of it, you know." And, there was a certain look in his eye and he got on a chair and he played some amazing guitar, just standing on a chair in the dressing room. Janis ...
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Written by Jimi Hendrix
Performed by Jimi Hendrix & Mitch Mitchell & Billy Cox
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For fans of the legendary Jimmy Hendrix
11 August 2020 | by willians_francoSee all my reviews

GOOD. A documentary about one of the guitar legends, Mr. Jimmy Hendrix. Anyone who is a fan can not miss watching. There are several testimonials and songs played at shows. Among the several documentaries already released about the guitarist, I highlight 1985 one for TV, called "Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin", which is complementary to this one. Both are good. In the case of this one from 1973, I highlight the blues 'Hear My Train a Comin' that is played on acoustic guitar. I recommend.

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16 August 1973 (Netherlands) See more »

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