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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: [Billy Cox] We played at various service clubs on the post. But, most of the time we got fired from the gigs because we played real loud.
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Rock Me, Baby
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Performed by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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One of the premier rock god documentaries ever.
3 September 2000 | by rduke-2See all my reviews

This documentary will give you the heart and soul of James M Hendrix, from the people who loved him to the thoughts and performances of the man himself. The performances are predominately taken from The Monterey Pop Festival, widely regarded as the best set Jimi ever played. Unlike most music biopics that seem to be afraid of the music they chronicle, this one gives you nice long stretches of performance, never cutting off a solo to give some little pearl of wisdom. Songs are played in their entirety.

The interviews are engaging and sometimes enlightening; such as The Who's Pete Townshend explaining how the appearance order at Monterey was decided, and Jimi's long-time girlfriend Fayne Pridgon retelling tales of Jimi turning her on to such new experiences as LSD and a strange little folk singer named Bob Dylan.

I HIGHLY recommend this movie to anyone who loved Hendrix for his amazing contributions to the halls of rock history. He truly was the impresario of his generation, and maybe all others, before and since. Turn the speakers way up, sit back, and ENJOY! You will not be disappointed.

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16 August 1973 (Netherlands) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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