Jimi Hendrix documentary
The new feature-length film, "Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin'", was released this past week, and PBS is sharing the full documentary following its premiere on their American Masters series.
The film traces the guitarist's remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a US Army paratrooper, unknown sideman to R&B stars such as Little Richard, Joey Dee and the Isley Brothers, and his discovery and ultimate international stardom.
"Hear My Train A Comin?" unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies taken by Hendrix and drummer Mitch Mitchell while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician's personality and genius.