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Mon November 18, 2013
Hendrix Remembered In New "American Masters" Doc
Jimi Hendrix has been gone for more than 40 years, but his reputation as a guitar virtuoso and rock innovator grows by the year. As part of a yearlong celebration of what would have been his 70th birthday, he is the subject of a new PBS American Masters documentary called Hear My Train A Comin’ and a new CD of his performance at the Miami Pop Festival in 1968, both featuring never before seen and heard footage and performances.
Both CD and DVD are available in extended formats from Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings.
Directed by Bob Smeaton, who has also helmed rock documentaries like Festival Express and The Beatles Anthology and several other Hendrix projects, the American Masters film is a rare peek into the personal life behind the guitar god, but it also features musical appreciations from fellow legends like Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Dave Mason, and Billy Gibbons.