Jimi Hendrix is one of the most successful rock musicians of all time. During the 1960’s he wowed crowds with his amazing guitar skills and changed the course of music forever with songs such as “Purple Haze” “Little Wing” and “All Along the Watchtower”, many guitarists of the time couldn’t believe what he was doing with the instrument and in more recent times guitarist John Frusciante from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers said he thought it was two guitars being played on the tracks.
Johnny Allen Hendrix was born in Seattle on November 27, 1942, and learned to play the guitar as a teenager. It was not until his mid 20’s that he would become a globally known figure, playing at festivals such as Woodstock in 1969 where he famously played his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner".
This Jimi Hendrix documentary explores the life of the rockstar using archive footage collected from various interviews with people who he knew and other musicians alike. It’s amazing to think how much of an impact he had on the world for having a relatively short music career. Hendrix died on September 18, 1970, in London due to a suspect drug overdose. He was one of the first musicians to become a member of the notorious “27 club”, a conspiracy theory surrounding artists who die at that age under suspicious circumstances, other members of this “club” include Kurt Cobain of rock band Nirvana.