The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". High praise for someone who only lived until he was 27.
Jimi Hendrix would be 71 years old if he were alive today. His legacy seems to grow larger each year. An annual "Experience Hendrix Tour" just finished up its eighth year bringing together Hendrix disciples like Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Dweezil Zappa.
Zappa is among those interviewed in a definitive Hendrix documentary Hear My Train A Comin'. The film, released last year, delves into the life of this incredibly talented musician by letting the people who knew him best tell his story including fellow Hall of Fame members Paul McCartney and Billy Gibbons; his Jimi Hendrix Experience bandmates Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell; as well as through interviews with the man himself. Some of the film consists of previously unseen home movies taken by Hendrix and Mitchell.
You can ride along this two-hour adventure through the life of Jimi Hendrix on Wednesday, June 25th (7:30pm) at the Rock Hall's Foster Theater (4th Floor). This event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall online ticketing website or on-site at the Rock Hall Box Office.
Jimi Hendrix was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. He was presented by Neil Young.