27 Nov 2012
Today marks the 70th birthday of the late Jimi Hendrix. The guitarist lives on, with iconic and unreleased material continuing to resurface over 40 years since his death.
To celebrate his birthday, Hendrix 70: Live from Woodstock will be released in cinemas worldwide. With restored archival footage, this film shows Hendrix's 1969 Woodstock performance, including his legendary rendition of 'Star Spangled Banner'. Just several photographers captured this moment, but amongst the lucky few was high school junior, Dan Garson. His photography was forgotten for 40 years and published for the first time in WOODSTOCK EXPERIENCE.
'We're all familiar with the iconic images from Woodstock. What else could be left to see? With the discovery of an archive of photographs by Dan Garson, plenty.' - USA Today
Further lost material has been discovered recently, with Hendrix's unheard album, People, Hell and Angels, set for release in March next year. Recorded by Hendrix in 1968-9 apart from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, according to his official website this album suggests new, experimental directions. Mitch Mitchell recalls this spirit of innovation in CLASSIC HENDRIX.
'I feel very, very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with someone so inspiring - someone who was not scared of the unknown. There were no musical boundaries playing with Jimi.' - Mitch Mitchell
Photograph taken from WOODSTOCK EXPERIENCE.
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