Jimi Hendrix, Hear My Train A Comin' will be broadcast during a two hour American Masters special on PBS November 5th. Authorized by the estate of the late guitar great, the film merges interviews, live footage and still photos into a presentation that also includes some interesting commentary about Hendrix from other musicians, including Paul McCartney, Billy Gibbons, Dave Mason and Steve Winwood. McCartney might deserve some of the credit for Jimi getting added to the lineup of the Monterey Pop Festival - where his mesmerizing performance instantly established that Hendrix would rank among the most gifted and innovative players in guitar history. Paul relates that when Mama's & Papas members Michelle and John Phillips were putting together a list of artists for the 1967 event neither of them knew anything about the guitarist from the Pacific Northwest who had caused a sensation when Chas Chandler of the Animals invited him to London to perform for Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and others. McCartney quips that he told the pair and Lou Adler they should '...look into it'.
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