Monday, November 22, 2010

Hendrix Royal Albert Hall Documentary Due In 2011

Classic Rock magazine is reporting that a documentary based around Jimi Hendrix’s legendary gigs at the Royal Albert Hall is to be released next year.

There’s footage from those shows, in February 1969, as well as from the great guitarist’s European tour that year.

Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s half-sister and president/CEO of Experience Hendrix, told Billboard: “There were about four cameras that followed Jimi and the guys around in Europe and filmed the two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as them coming off trains, planes and automobiles, signing autographs, Jimi backstage getting ready, in his apartment doing little apartment jams with his friends and then later playing the Speakeasy.”

It’s expected that the film will get a theatrical release, as well as being available on DVD. There will also be a soundtrack album of live performances from the Royal Albert Hall, which have been previously released over the years but never to the satisfaction of Experience Hendrix.

In other news, a guitar formerly owned by Hendrix is up for auction next month. The instrument, on which he reportedly wrote a number of songs and used on his iconic version of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower," is expected to fetch nearly $200,000. In 2008, a guitar that Hendrix set on fire at a 1967 London gig sold for nearly half a million dollars.

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Jimi Hendrix,"Hear My Train A' Comin' " live from the Royal Albert Hall, February 24, 1969 :

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