On Nov. 4, PBS's “American Masters” series provided Beatles Examiner with an exclusive clip of Paul McCartney from the new documentary “American Masters: Jimi Hendrix -- Hear My Train A Comin'.” In the clip, Paul McCartney talks about how the Beatles recommended Hendrix for the Monterey Pop Festival. The clip also includes comments from record producer Lou Adler and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas.
You can see it in the video spot on this page.
The program premieres on PBS Nov. 5 and also will be released on DVD and Blu-ray the same day. The Blu-ray and DVD versions will have unreleased Hendrix performance footage. PBS says recently uncovered film from Hendrix at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival is featured in the film and that a CD and limited edition vinyl set of “Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival,” its first-ever release, will also be out Tuesday.
“American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’” uses Hendrix’s words to tell his story, plus archival interviews and comments from family, friends and musicians. Those who appear, besides McCartney, include band members Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox, long-time sound engineer Eddie Kramer, Steve Winwood, Vernon Reid, Billy Gibbons, Dweezil Zappa and Dave Mason. It also includes interviews with Linda Keith, who introduced Hendrix to future manager Chas Chandler, Fayne Pridgon, who met him in Harlem in the early 1960s, and Colette Mimram, who created some of his stage costumes, including the beaded jacket Hendrix wore at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival.
(Our sincere thanks to PBS for allowing us the video exclusive.)
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