This DVD includes exclusive and previously unseen film footage and in-depth interviews with those that worked closely with Hendrix during his career, including family members who have never spoken before, childhood friends, producers and other musicians. Jimi Hendrix - By Those Who Knew Him Best tells the complete and unauthorised story of the greatest guitarist to have emerged during the Rock Era. A must for any fans collection.
Jim Hendrix's tenure as a rock superstar only lasted a brief four years, yet his experimentation, innovation, and showmanship changed the vocabulary of rock music forever. Hendrix was a virtuoso guitar player with a pop sensibility, creating a new kind of psychedelia that blended the genres of R & B, soul, and blues with folk and guitar rock, as well as new styles that incorporated the wah-wah pedal, lightning riffs, and feedback. But his career and personal life were fraught with trouble as Hendrix vacillated on his lineup, which direction he wanted to take his music, and fell deeper into drugs, which culminated in his death in 1970. This illuminating documentary tells his story through the eyes of those who were closest to him, including family members and friends who have not been heard from previously, as well as those who worked closely with him during his career. All of these voices combine to create an eloquent and intimate portrait of one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived.