American Masters: Jimi Hendrix

American Masters: Jimi Hendrix

Tuesday, November 5 at 9:00 p.m.

Experience guitarist Hendrix’s life and music through never-before-seen performances and interviews.

A pioneering electric guitarist, Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942-September 18, 1970) had only four years of mainstream exposure and recognition, but his influential music and riveting stage presence left an enduring legacy.

"American Masters" traces the gone-too-soon guitar great’s remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a U.S. Army paratrooper, unknown sideman to R&B stars such as Little Richard, Joey Dee and the Isley Brothers, and his discovery and ultimate international stardom.

"American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’" 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. Recently uncovered film footage of Hendrix at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival is among the previously unseen treasures featured

Photo: Jimi Hendrix Experience performs at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival.