Considered by many to be the greatest rock guitarist of all time, Hendrix was an enigmatic, contradictory character: an impassioned, extroverted performer and at the same time a timid, unsure man. Sadly, Hendrix went the way of many other rock legends, dying well before he reached middle age. This absorbing documentary gives insight into the life and career of Hendrix through both interviews and rare performances. Included are sequences from the Monterey Pop, Woodstock, and Isle of Wight Music Festivals.If any artist deserved a hagiography it is Jimi Hendrix, and Joe Boyd's 1973 authorised tribute adequately sanctifies the legend. A Film About Jimi Hendrix was originally released three years after the musician's untimely death and set the standard as to how a visual biography should be done.
The pioneering rockumentary brings together the best live footage spanning Hendrix's entire career from his beginnings to the iconic Monterey (1967) and Isle of Wight (1970) performances, all digitally transferred and restored. Included in the film are the classics "Hey Joe," "Rock Me Baby", "Like A Rolling Stone" and "A Star Spangled Banner".
Featuring the guitar wizard on stage and behind the scenes, classic concert footage is interspersed with interviews with friends and prominent musicians giving first-hand recollections including Pete Townshend, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Little Richard, Lou Reed and more, covering the many facets of the Hendrix story, capturing the sound, look and spirit of the early 1970s.