Jimi Plays Monterey

Jimi Plays Monterey

Directed by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus • 1986 • United States

Jimi Hendrix arrived in California virtually unknown. Returning stateside from London, where he had moved to launch his musical career, Hendrix exploded at Monterey, flooring an unsuspecting audience with his maniacal six-string pyrotechnics. Jimi Plays Monterey features the entire set of this legendary musician, a performance that has entered rock-and-roll mythology.

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Jimi Plays Monterey
  • Jimi Plays Monterey

    Directed by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus • 1986 • United States

    Jimi Hendrix arrived in California virtually unknown. Returning stateside from London, where he had moved to launch his musical career, Hendrix exploded at Monterey, flooring an unsuspecting audience with his maniacal six-stri...

Extras

  • JIMI PLAYS MONTEREY Commentary

    The following commentary, featuring music critic and historian Charles Shaar Murray, was recorded in London in the spring of 2002. The additional audio excerpts provide further details on the music career of Jimi Hendrix.

  • Pete Townshend on Jimi Hendrix

    The following interview with Pete Townshend was conducted in London in 1987.