Jimi Hendrix's estate refused to grant music rights unless they were allowed full participation in the film's production. For that reason, all of the Hendrix songs in the film are covers. At the time the movie is set, 1966-67, Hendrix had three top 10 singles in the UK ("Hey Joe," "Purple Haze," and "The Wind Cries Mary") and a hit album ("Are You Experienced"). See more »
A Bell Telephone push button phone is in Jimi Hendrix's hotel room in late September 1966. Push button phones did not become widespread in the UK until the 1980s. A British hotel would not have an American-made telephone. See more »
I want my music to go inside the soul of a person. You know, for me it's colors. I want people to feel the music the same way I see it. It's just colors. That's it. The rest is just painted with a little science fiction here and there.
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I have been an avid Hendrix fan ever since the first time I heard his music back in the sixties. I've listened to all his recordings, watched every video and read most literature written about his life. This film makes Jimi out to be a dull moron who was violent and not interesting! What I would give to have had his talent and beautiful character! He was a lovely human being and the greatest musician to have ever graced this planet! He would have never hurt Kathy as was portrayed in this horrible film! Ridley made it seem that there was no interest in Jimi after he got to London and he lived as a hermit in his London flat... that is so far from the truth! When he played with the Cream, Eric did not walk off stage with anger and jealous envy... he has said in several interviews that he greatly enjoyed the session and had a great time playing with him! I am sad and offended that this garbage was allowed to air throughout the world! I hope that most people agree with me and will not be influenced into believing this trash!
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