From Sideman To Star: A New Film Captures Jimi Hendrix's Pivotal Year

September 23, 2014 10:31 PM

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From Sideman To Star: A New Film Captures Jimi Hendrix's Pivotal Year

In 1966, Jimmy James, a guitarist working as a sideman in R&B bands, is discovered by Linda Keith, a 20-year-old music insider. She helps him move to London, where he developed his own sound. During that year, he transformed himself into an electrifying performer known as Jimi Hendrix.

Hendrix formed his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience, recorded his first album Are You Experienced, and soon became a star.

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