Plenty of experienced filmmakers have tried and failed to get a Jimi Hendrix biopic off the ground, but producer Danny Bramson managed to pull it off without any prior hands-on experience in the film production business. What made 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' different?
It still doesn't seem to have a U.S. release date, but the Jimi Hendrix biopic 'All Is by My Side' is scheduled to arrive in U.K. theaters later this summer -- and you can get an advance look at a scene from the movie right here.
For the eighth year, the music of Jimi Hendrix will be celebrated with the all-star Experience Hendrix tour. The organizers just announced a few more concerts, as well as some of the special guests that will be joining them in certain cities.
On Dec. 27, 1967, Bob Dylan released his first album in more than a year with the understated classic 'John Wesley Harding.' Among the great songs found on that LP was a tune called 'All Along the Watchtower.' Before the album's release, Jimi Hendrix obtained an acetate of the disc and fell in love with it. Less than two months after Dylan recorded it, Hendrix was in the studio recording his own take. On Jan. 21, 1968, Hendrix and the Experience settled in to record what would become the definitive reading of the song.
Jimi Hendrix wasn't one to play by the rules, and on Jan. 4, 1969, during a guest appearance on the Lulu television show, the guitar legend was up to the task. While Lulu was a great pop singer, she and Hendrix were pretty much worlds apart in the public eye,. Still, the producers of her BBC TV show booked the Jimi Hendrix Experience and approached Hendrix about singing a duet with Lulu on her big hit, 'To Sir With Love,' which was not first and foremost on Hendrix' mind, to say the least.
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