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Rock guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970) caught mid guitar-break during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Jimi Hendrix would have celebrated his 76th birthday today (November 27.)

Hendrix is, perhaps, one of the greatest “What if’s” in rock history.  His career was cut short at just 27 years old, but his influence on music since spans generations.  In honor of his remarkable career and life, honor Hendrix today by checking out one of these five stellar titles.

Hear My Train A Comin’

This PBS documentary covers the life of the guitar legend as well as interviews with Paul McCartney, Eddie Kramer and bandmates Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell.

 

 

Jimi Plays Berkeley

This release chronicles two Hendrix shows that took place on May 30, 1970 at the Berkeley Community Theatre.

 

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church

This documentary/concert film covers Hendrix’s legendary 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival performance that took place before 500,000 fans.

 

Jimi Hendrix:  The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show was notorious for it guest appearances from the counter-culture artists of the day, and this release features every single appearance from Hendrix on the legendary talk show.

 

Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle of Wight

This performance went largely unseen until its release in 2014.  Hendrix’s set at the British festival was before a whopping 600,000 people.

 Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.