Tune in to BBC One TONIGHT at 10:35 p.m. local time for Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin', the brand new film directed by Bob Smeaton. This film tells the story of how a shy guy from Seattle became the greatest rock guitarist of all time, using never-before-seen performance footage, home movies, and new interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, former band mates, family, and many others who know this musical genius.
Never previously available in any form, Miami Pop Festival introduces the first recorded stage performances of "Hear My Train A Comin'" and "Tax Free" while showcasing definitive live takes on such classics as "Fire," "Hey Joe," "I Don't Live Today" and "Purple Haze."
The package includes never before published photos taken at the festival and an essay by award-winning music journalist and Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli.
Jimi Hendrix was one of the first artists to build his own recording studio. Electric Lady Studios, his state-of-the-art recording facility in Greenwich Village in New York City, was designed entirely to suit Hendrix, both in its technology and atmosphere.
In two outtakes from Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, Eddie Kramer, Hendrix’s longtime sound engineer, and John Storyk, architect and acoustic designer for Electric Lady Studios, reveal the history of how the legendary studio at 52 West 8th Street came into being.