As we already wrote on the previous blog-post, we are a website about the music of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler, but we also would like our readers and fans to know something more about music history as well as to learn something about others artists and musicians.
Today we decided to propose a movie which is about the life of one of the pioneers of the Rock N’ Roll music – Jimi Hendrix. For this weekend you should watch this movie!
‘Jimi: All Is by My Side’ is a British-Irish drama movie about Jimi Hendrix’s life and years before he released his debut album Are You Experienced. This drama is based on his life after he left New York City for London, where his career took off. Movie also include his controversy story about Kathy Etchingham.
The film does not include any songs written by Hendrix, because the request from filmmakers was denied by Experience Hendrix LLC (Hendrix’s estate). Wachtel wrote bits of music for the film that sound similar to the Experience’s early songs.
Spoilers: There is a part of the movie where its shown that Hendrix “humiliated” Eric Clapton during a Cream concert. The scene is based on real events, shows how Jimi requests to jam with Clapton, and actually, Jimi played the blues ‘Killing Floor’, leaving Clapton shocked with his talent. Ginger Baker later said in an interview about that particular story: “When I met Eric, I knew he was a great guitar player, but when I met Hendrix, I knew he was like a force of nature…”
Interesting facts: André Benjamin was nearly 40 when he plays Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix died at the age of 27. Linda Keith lends Jimi Hendrix a white electric guitar. In real life, this was a Fender Stratocaster. The guitar in the movie is a Fender Stratocaster, but not a 1960s model.