Jimi Hendrix (1973)19K
Jimi Hendrix: Directed by Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis. With Arthur Allen, Albert Allen, Stella Benabon, Eric Barrett. 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).
“Itu0026#39;s a pretty simple set up, concert footage, then interviews. But as a look at Hendrix from the ear, itu0026#39;s great. Loads more could be said now, but for what it is, itu0026#39;s fine.”