Jimi Hendrix

American Masters Who Shaped Black History

In honor of Black History Month, American Masters looks at a selection of its archive to highlight artists and advocates who shaped America’s culture, changed the course of history, and took a stand in the Civil Rights Movement to create a lawful and just society for all. Browse the archive of American Masters for more. […]

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

Full Film

Watch director’s cut of Hear My Train A Comin’, which 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.

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

‘Foxey Lady’ Performance

Jimi Hendrix performs “Foxey Lady” at the first Miami Pop Festival in 1968. The Jimi Hendrix Experience were the headliners.

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

Miami Pop Festival

Less than a year after The Jimi Hendrix Experience had their American debut at the Monterey Pop Festival in California, they were the headliners at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival. The day of their performance, they missed their connections to the festival by car, so Miami Pop Festival promoter Michael Lang told them to find […]

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Jimi Hendrix Experience trio included Jimi Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding on bass. This film excerpt from Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’ features the Jimi Hendrix Experience in promotional film and in performance. “Are You Experienced as the first album just blew people’s minds,” says Eddie Kramer, who recorded the […]

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

Electric Lady Studios

In this excerpt from Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, Electric Lady Studios’ origins are revealed by Jimi Hendrix’s friend Colette Harron, his recording engineer Eddie Kramer, Electric Lady Studios architect John Storyk, and Rolling Stone Magazine Senior Editor David Fricke, along with concert footage of Hendrix, as well as photos of the studio […]

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

Electric Lady Studios – Web Exclusives

Jimi Hendrix was one of the first artists to build his own recording studio. Electric Lady Studios, his state-of-the-art recording facility at 52 West 8th Street in Greenwich Village in New York City, was designed entirely to suit Hendrix, both in its technology and atmosphere. Hendrix’s longtime sound engineer Eddie Kramer and John Storyk, architect […]

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

Director Interview with Bob Smeaton

Bob Smeaton, director of Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, talks about the making of the documentary film.

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

Janie Hendrix’s Memories of Jimi

Janie Hendrix fondly remembers moments with her older brother and poignantly recalls the day her family found out he had died.

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

About the Film

This new documentary unveils previously unseen performance footage – such as the 1968 Miami Pop Festival – and home movies while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician’s personality and genius with interviews with Hendrix himself, commentary from well-known friends and musicians including Paul McCartney, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, Steve Winwood, as well as revealing glimpses into Jimi from those closest to him. The film details the meteoric rise of the Experience, the creation of his groundbreaking music, the building of Electric Lady Studios, his state of the art recording facility in Greenwich Village, and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27. A pioneering electric guitarist, Hendrix had only four years of mainstream exposure and recognition, but his influential music and riveting stage presence left an enduring legacy. Directed by two-time Grammy-winner Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology; Festival Express). Two hours.