Hendrix scoring a surf documentary has its appeal, even though he’d famously intoned “you’ll never hear surf music again” in “Third Stone from the Sun.”. It’s just different. When he speaks on camera in Music, Money, Madness, “Chuck was really being interviewed as part of a surfing documentary, and yet the opportunity came up to explain the whole background and history of his involvement in Rainbow Bridge. Arguably no such project, however, was as downright bizarre as Rainbow Bridge. They took a bunch of pieces that existed because they were on tape, and found ways to put them into the film. So he had a lot of things going for him in that right moment. Then you also had other people that had various complaints or legal things where if you resolved it, you could get the materials back. Come January 1970, they’re effectively out of money. The two shows packed in about 100 minutes of music, with just one song (“Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)”) appearing in both sets. MVD. I never heard of it and after watching it… never wanted to again. “I think that’s what led to the whole idea of Jimi doing the concert in the pasture. It wasn’t as if he was going to be able to go back to Warners now and say, ‘Give me another half a million, I gotta fix this.’”, ne way to fix it, or at least exercise damage control, was to insert 17 minutes from the Maui concert. Easy Rider made it seem to some of the more stodgy executives that a crazy film like this could work. Part improvised hippie raps, part surf film, part surrealism, and wholly amateurish, its attempt to ride the Easy Rider bandwagon for countercultural films was jaw-droppingly awful. There are some surf scenes in Rainbow Bridge, but much of the film is an interminably meandering cinema vérité document of stoned hippie culture, improvised without a script. “Hearing that makes you realize god, they were so stupid to not cover that in some way; to go over there and get some great footage of Jimi. We’re just grateful they had ‘em all on for ‘Voodoo Child (Slight Return).’”, “Jimi has a vacation in Hawaii, comes home, goes right back into the recording studio, and Rainbow Bridge is forgotten,”. This is "Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing" by Yan Akiyama on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. From one former groupie (mostly in my mind, mostly unrequited) here. It had never been used or broadcast, but I was aware of it. You’d have a place where you could at least set up your monitoring, and treat it as an exercise. “The Cry of Love”—Hendrix’s first posthumous album, released in March 1971—“had ‘Dolly Dagger’ and ‘Room Full of Mirrors’ pulled from it prior to its release. Supporting actresses Karen Black and Toni Basil were far more accomplished than anyone with speaking parts in Rainbow Bridge. Now the music he performed before the cameras on July 30, 1970 stands apart from the movie with the Live in Maui CD and the standalone bonus footage in the accompanying Music, Money, Madness documentary. — and seal them in plastic to preserve every crumb and fleck of skin of the Great Leader. Anyway, I think I saw Rainbow Bridge in one of those Columbia Record Clubs but for VHS tapes, 5 for $1 or something like that. There were a bunch of different problems. Rainbow Bridge looks like it was a chore to make and it’s a chore to watch. The last movie I got to see before the pandemic, Downtown ’81, is a lot of fun to watch and looks like it was a lot of fun to make. Download for free on all your devices - Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet. With Arthur Allen, Albert Allen, Stella Benabon, Eric Barrett. “But kind of how he felt his music could serve those scenes. It seemed like slash and burn at the time. So was the road to how it got staged in the first place. “Some of those distracting technical gremlins that were a part of that throughout the whole thing, he just did a great job being able to slowly, carefully figure out ‘okay, how can I get as much of Jimi in fidelity here to the listener without having to implement techniques that would take away from what he would normally sound like, and your enjoyment of him in a live context like this?’ He was able to do that.”. Probably going to alienate half of the audience here but it was the antidote to all of these glowing bits of Boomer nostalgia that dominated culture at the time. . Yet another way to get something out of Rainbow Bridge was to issue a soundtrack album, even if Hendrix could no longer write an original soundtrack for it. There’d been a few contemporary rock artists scoring movies. Rainbow Bridge wasn’t the best showcase for Hendrix’s talents within either the movie or the not-quite-soundtrack LP compiled in conjunction with its release. It's more of a concert film/documentary about his performance at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival. They didn’t get into it until they were already into the verse. While they weren’t experienced producers and directors, Fonda (who produced) and Hopper (who directed) were Hollywood veterans who knew something about filmmaking and devising stories for the cinema, co-writing the movie with Terry Southern. I think she would have added something, but she just didn’t want to participate.” Naturally some of the other key players in the saga are no longer alive, including Hendrix and Jeffery (who died in a 1973 plane accident). THIS IS WHAT’S COOL! Watching Basquiat wander around town looking for some cash and whipping out a can of spray paint in the ruins of the Bronx is more interesting than anything in Rainbow Bridge. “I knew the players that I could speak to, because I had spoken to many of them when I did my book. They needed to film something, because what they were doing at the school just wasn’t panning out.”, When Rainbow Bridge began filming in May 1970 with Hawaiian surf scenes, he stresses, “Jimi Hendrix was never part of this creative process. Neither is Mitch Mitchell, but he’s represented by comments in an interview filmed before his 2008 death. Rainbow Bridge was the second thing that came out after his death, and quite close to Cry of Love. Mitch, Jimi, and Billy viewed this as like ‘yeah, this is Mike’s movie, and so we’re gonna play to the people that they’ve been filming here.’ They saw it solely, I think, as ‘we’re a backdrop to this whole thing.’”. Since we were presenting all of the performance, there were mike issues. He would have been able to use a lot of those kind of fascinating tones and interesting structure that he’d build around specific themes, whether it’s manipulating feedback or coming up with other cool things. Sadly, with his death, he becomes the victim of I guess what you’d call the circus of ambition by others, that he had only a tangential connection to.”. Three weeks before he’s headlining the Atlanta Pop Festival,” to a crowd of several hundred thousand. “Jimi was the guy selling out basketball arenas and headlining rock festivals,” points out McDermott. Jimi Hendrix was one of the most prodigiously gifted electric guitarists in rock music history, leaving behind a remarkable body of work after his death in 1970. The very fact that he had been able to kind of conjure up this show in this pasture with Jimi—that was more important than actually what Jimi was doing. It’s so different from a fan who might have the Monterey DVD, or the Woodstock DVD, or something like that. He was selling a great number of albums and it wasn’t that much of a risk. “Something” is a key qualifier here, since unfortunately the cameras weren’t running all the time and missed a good deal of the show. RIP Gram, musical genius and tortured soul. COMPANY; Directed by Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis. It would have been great.” But it wouldn’t turn out that way. The college crowd at Berkely Community Theatreon May 30 are some of the most appreciative you will hear at a Hendrix concert. Say Hendrix hadn’t died, and had managed to apply his talents to soundtracking a movie more on the level of Easy Rider. I was a huge Hendrix fan as a kid, and really didn’t understand the weird cottage industry that had sprung up around him after his death. Like, ‘Hey, let’s turn on. You don’t get a soundtrack album.’, Photo: Daniel Teheney/Authentic Hendrix LLC, “So Jeffery was able to kind of hastily make a deal. The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. They always knew they had the Hendrix. How did such a weird deal ever get greenlighted, and what could Rainbow Bridge have been had Hendrix not died in September 1970? Hendrix on Hendrix is a really good one. Its greatest sin is that it negatively impacted people’s understanding of where Jimi was headed, and that’s unfortunate. Forever and ever. If you look at how he brought his imagination to interpreting ‘The Star Spangled Banner,’ you can only imagine what he would have done with the surfing footage. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Kathy Etchingham's book Through Gypsy Eyes. Already a successful rock manager with the Animals before the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jeffery had his eye on expanding from artist management into other fields. ‘Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child’ Tells Guitarist’s Story In His Own … “So we had a couple of different sources for additional Maui footage that we were able to pursue, and actually did it many years ago, always keeping the hope that there might be more. The complete and unauthorized story of Jimi Hendrix, the greatest guitarist to have emerged during the rock era. “Obviously, Pat had been someone Chuck knew in the Warhol Factory days. Because Jimi wasn’t here to defend it, or articulate what his vision was.”. We’re gonna make the very best of it and try to share it with folks as best we can.’, “If it was just the original seventeen minutes, I don’t think we could have done this project. The most interesting question Music, Money, Madness raises is: what might a real Jimi Hendrix soundtrack to Rainbow Bridge have sounded like? I mean, you couldn’t make it up.”. Just get this thing out, we gotta rescue it. “That built up the anticipation to see the film, ‘cause the songs on that record were great. 2. “Hynson said, ‘When we’re surfing, your music kind of fits. Jimi Hendrix Greatest Hits 2020 - Best songs of Jimi Hendrix But that’s how desperate they were to have some Hendrix in the film. “As it kind of continued to blossom into ‘well, now we’re gonna film you, and now you wanna be on camera,’ he didn’t want any of that,” says McDermott. “If you think about [his show in] Berkeley, similar situation. ", I know this is an older post and you probably won't see it, but I love you Miss Pamela! Richie Unterberger has been writing about little-known and well-known rock and popular music of all kinds for more than 25 years. It was quite sad to read about his upbringing, death of his mother, racism and lack of any true friends after his fame. There were all these strange posthumous albums that weren’t really good, and it turns out were created out of random riffs and studio experiments by producers after he died. Paul McCartney had done Family Way, George Harrison had done Wonderwall Music. He had a brief European tour (including the set filmed at the Isle of Wight festival) later that summer, and his biggest priority was finishing what would have been his fourth studio album. A rudimentary stage was quickly constructed, and a multi-track tape machine procured from Honolulu. People like Richie Havens, Curtis Mayfield, Ron Isley, Terry Callier, They thought he was providing a score for this film.”. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. Music. STARRING. “But for us, Eddie did a great job to bring as much fidelity into the mix as he could, particularly with Jimi’s vocals, which were hampered by all the foam they had wrapped around the microphones. Like, what’s this all about? Facebook Twitter Reddit. “So Jeffery went to Reprise, Jimi’s label at the time, and was able to secure a loan against Jimi’s future royalties to pay for the studio. Jimi Hendrix In Maui at Official Jimi Hendrix, THERE MUST BE SOME KIND OF WAY OUTTA HERE – A VIETNAM SOUNDTRACK, THE STORY BEHIND DINO VALENTI’S HEY JOE AND LET’S GET TOGETHER. . This We were able to expand it in a way that I think people are like, ‘Oh, okay, that’s great.’” Although, as he acknowledges, “in those sections where the cameras inexplicably shut off, you see what’s missing. Same with the Doors docu and the Petty Docu all of them are really great. Happy new year! I mean, I know Jimi used to play with his set list, but you gotta think that the cameramen might be ready for that one. “Even the one scene where he’s in the movie with the rifle out of the window, we thought it was important to put [cast member] Les Potts in [the documentary] saying, well, actually they were filming the yoga scene, and Jimi was saying, ‘Now you get back off your heads, move your ass, and break’s over.’, But unlike how it appears in Rainbow Bridge, Hendrix “wasn’t shooting the guy giving the speech. When the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “If Six Was Nine” was featured in Easy Rider, John adds, Jimi’s initial producer/co-manager Chas Chandler “told me when they all saw the movie, how impactful it was for them. They had sourced one eight-track tape machine from Honolulu. I knew the story was really fascinating, and you could expand it and detail a really interesting chapter in Hendrix’s career. They had fun. But I think them then getting in front of a Jimi Hendrix show and filming it in the way they did, he would have wanted more control, more input, more pre-event knowledge of what was gonna go down.”. The intention had been for Jimi to do the soundtrack. Chuck Wein also died in 2008, but he’s also represented by an archive interview, from an unexpected source. This isn’t the time for that.’ I think in the field, it was fun, it was whatever. No that is!”) and such a crazy combination of music, from DJs spinning records to James Chance that it provides such an attractive window to the era. I remember being a kid and asking, is this the kind of stupid babble that the music was drowning out at Woodstock? r/jimihendrix: Subreddit for the Genius on Fire, Jimi Hendrix Although a little off the wall, the notion of Hendrix scoring a surf documentary has its appeal, even though he’d famously intoned “you’ll never hear surf music again” in “Third Stone from the Sun.” “It would have been interesting to see how he reacted to the footage, not being a surfer or anything like that,” says McDermott, who as the author of Jimi Hendrix: Sessions (co-written with Billy Cox and engineer Eddie Kramer) might have heard more Hendrix music than anyone but Jimi himself. I think with Mitch’s drums, not only was it the issue of the fact that he had to overdub them. Conditions were so windy that foam had to be cut from the band’s equipment cases to cover the microphones. And they have a live song from Berkeley on there. “To have this flame out as spectacularly as it was doing, that had to be really disconcerting,” McDermott observes. The intention had been for Jimi to do the soundtrack. “As we detail in the film, there’s that ‘oh by the way’ moment where Jeffery then says [Jimi’s] working on a new project now.” Warners thought Jeffery meant a new Hendrix album—something they were dying to get, as Jimi hadn’t put out a studio LP since Electric Ladyland a year and a half earlier (the March 1970 Band of Gypsys concert album came out on Capitol, for complicated legal reasons). “I think he viewed that as a cool project that he could do at the studio,” McDermott speculates. Because this is a recording facility from which Jimi Hendrix would make more product and be able to deliver more product to Warner Brothers. “Because of Michael Jeffery’s poor decision-making in this instance, it came back and fell on Jimi’s reputation. Excerpts from most of the tracks of the LP were used on the soundtrack as incidental music. How was this footage found, and could any more still be out there? An upcoming documentary and live soundtrack goes behind the scenes of Jimi Hendrix's 1970 Maui show featured in his Rainbow Bridge film. “If this were a Jimi Hendrix project, it would have been done so much differently. Despite facing hassles from his manager and interference from the black power movement, Hendrix is clearly at ease here as he takes a moment to finish off his spliff between songs. Bob Dylan’s 1966 tour documentary Eat the Document almost entirely eschewed historic live footage for mundane scenes of the singer and the band outside the concert halls. 59 min. Producer Barry De Prendergast and Wein, he believes, “were fighting over what the movie was going to be. Because one thing about Jimi, Mitch, and Billy, they loved to play. Because it would have struck him in a unique way, and that would have manifested itself into a fascinating soundtrack had he been given the opportunity to put 100% of his creativity into it. I’m just surprised they didn’t go to Honolulu only because of the technical problems that happened that day, with the wind and the recording glitches and things of that nature. TV-14. Once you unpack that from the wackiness of the Rainbow Bridge movie, you’re allowed to enjoy it in that context. Asked for her assessment, Hendrix friend Colette Harron pulls no punches: “It was awful!”. “But here he’s part of this incredibly wacky show, which is playing to a few hundred people seated in astrological order. He had some visions for doing more theatrical type productions.” But Jeffery and Hendrix were so eager to get more money to finish Electric Lady—and Warners/Reprise so anxious to get another Hendrix album, even if that might be a soundtrack—that haste might have overridden good judgement. Despite having passed away at the age of 27, Hendrix managed to gain worldwide recognition during his short playing career in the 1960s. The brand-new documentary film Music, Money, Madness …Jimi Hendrix In Maui and accompanying Live In Maui album is now available from Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings.. They put effectively half a million dollars into this surfing documentary project called Wave, for which Jimi Hendrix was going to create a soundtrack record. It starred top actors Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson. “If this were a Jimi Hendrix show and it was untogether as that, I have a feeling it would not have been as easygoing. Still, McDermott thinks “Jimi would have approached it in a really interesting, creative way. They had already been over to Honolulu previously. When Jeffery “said it was a soundtrack for him—none of which was true, of course—Warners flipped and said, ‘You owe that to us.’ He said, ‘No. It’s not that huge heightened anticipation for Jimi Hendrix to bring an amazing event to a close, whether it’s Woodstock, Atlanta…think of all the various huge events he was a part of. “I had thought that they didn’t have the capability to do it. There was a bit of a panic there that they’d better have something in the can.”, So when Jimi arrived in Hawaii—where he was to give his final US concert on August 1, at the Honolulu International Center—“he’s told, ‘Hey, tomorrow we’re gonna be filming you guys,’” resumes McDermott. Thanks for visiting. Jimi Hendrix has been dead for 43 years, but his music continues to sell at an incredible rate. When they cut it, it was just a great track, and it was the closing [song] on the Axis [Bold As Love] record. The deluxe Blu-ray package available with 2CDs or 3LPs chronicles The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s storied visit to Maui in July 1970 and how they became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie. There were also absurd blends of fantasy, reality, and shards of music, from Neil Young’s Journey Through the Past to the Incredible String Band’s Be Glad for the Song Has No Ending. Why of all the money they spent on footage, they wouldn’t have just said, ‘Jesus, why don’t we take two of the guys over to Honolulu and we can get some footage?’. Even the non-speaking cameo by a celebrity non-actor (Phil Spector, as a drug connection) came off well. Indeed, sometimes they weren’t running all the way through some songs, and still photographs fill in some of these gaps. McDermott, one of the top experts on Hendrix, has written several books on Jimi, as well as the liner notes for and working on the production of several Hendrix compilations. But it’s also being able to present new material in an engaging, cool way, where you clearly see they’re feeding off each other and having a good time. That’s the unfortunate thing. Rainbow Bridge leaves the impression that it was kind of an excuse for a bunch of surfers, hippies, and various hangers-on to party, meditate, and pontificate on film. “It’s that kind of a thing, just kind of thrown in their lap. Since many documentaries try to glorify their subjects, it’s refreshing to hear some of the commentators admit the film wasn’t very good, or even disastrous. Me and my gf are looking for a solid documentary on his life and music. Its one saving grace was Jimi Hendrix, who can be seen performing in the Maui hills with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox before an audience of several hundred hippies on July 30, 1970, less than two months before his death. But we really felt like we got the voices we needed to be able to tell the story so that people could understand not only the problems of the production, but what happened after Jimi died and they actually tried to bring the film to market.”. But I think in this context, it really was. They had so little Hendrix that they just had to try to find a way to get him involved.”, Hendrix’s mind wasn’t on Rainbow Bridge when he left Hawaii. It’s not a Jimi Hendrix project.” Chuck Wein, however, “was incessantly trying to get Jimi to appear in the film. 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Maybe we can film us doing something else.’ He would have asserted a more creative control over the presentation of his music, I believe strongly.” But “Jeffery realized that he was in a deep hole, particularly after Jimi died. There’ve been cost overruns, there’ve been all kinds of construction problems which led to those overruns, which just bled them out. But I think it was the argument of how much of this stuff is gonna make the final film, and do you need it.”. As hard as it is to sit through Rainbow Bridge’s two hours (Hendrix’s performance excepted), it must have been grueling to view the rough cut, which ran for a little more than four hours. Jimi Hendrix By Those Who Knew Him Best Part 1 of 7 - YouTube “It’s amazing that De Prendergast was allowed to literally cut the negative and toss the rest of it. I think the very fact that this was Mike’s deal, or Chuck Wein’s deal, made it all fine. That to me just seems completely shortsighted. ‘Dolly Dagger’ and ‘Room Full of Mirrors’ were two great songs,” says McDermott. They brought in Abe Jacob to kind of come in from McCune Sound in San Francisco, just making sure everything was right. From the vantage point of [Reprise/Warners executive] Mo Ostin, it was a smart play. There were other problems happening that day that Eddie really was able to work around, isolate, negate. This. Co-edited by Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, the authors of, Autographed Please Kill Me: 20th Anniversary Paperback Edition, Men's Please Kill Me Sweatshirt / Hoodies, Great piece ! There are some things you just can’t script.”, Music, Money, Madness . What was the downside? Once they were in this improbable milieu, continues McDermott, “It had to be fun. You’ve truly exhausted every lead you have. I read something about how when Kim Il-Sung went abroad, he had a special detachment that would rush behind him and grab everything he touched — used forks, pillows, etc. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Because now, like, what the hell is this? You check your contract. One was kind of to unhitch Jimi’s unique performance—a very relaxed kind of cool performance in an amazing setting—from the whole wackiness of Rainbow Bridge. Easy Rider worked, so why wouldn’t this work? Jimi would have been at the tip of the spear, saying, ‘Hey, this is what I want to do.’” But with the way Rainbow Bridge ended up being filmed and posthumously marketed, “He’s kind of passing through somebody else’s creative idea. His new posthumous release People, Hell and Angels sold 72,000 records last week, landing at … Your wealth of stories have gotten me through a lot of hard times. They spend a lot of time interviewing Jimi's brother and other people in his life and it's pretty interesting. DIRECTOR. Part of the reason Rainbow Bridge ever got off the ground was because Jimi was supposed to have composed and performed an original score, though this fell by the wayside when he died less than two months later. But while an LP titled Rainbow Bridge did appear until a year after Jimi’s death, it didn’t include any of the Maui performances heard in the Rainbow Bridge film. RIP beautiful Soul. The Doors’ documentary Feast of Friends was nearly incomprehensible. His Maui concerts were unlike those, however, and indeed unlike concerts by almost anyone. He was an artist whose talent was such that incorporating his creativity within something would only make it stronger.”. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. “We did inquire, but the interest just wasn’t there,” according to McDermott. Isn't there one from the 90s called Purple Rain? Learn how your comment data is processed. So that was sorely missed. Unless, perhaps, Hendrix himself could do more than just write the soundtrack. Warners thought that was interesting. Directing this opus was Chuck Wein, whose primary film credit had been as writer and assistant director on one of the Andy Warhol films starring Edie Sedgwick, Beauty No. “I think he saw this as a future,” adds McDermott. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. They had a sold-out show at the HIC Arena. It’s those guys having fun in the strangest of circumstances, just enjoying not only the hits, which they’re happy to play and having fun with. It all would depend on the script, the placement, the usage. The movie was financed by his record label, in a deal arranged by his manager. Feb 23, 2014 - His music and love of art inspires me. Hendrix’s appearance in Rainbow Bridge (and his very brief “acting” role in the film itself) wasn’t a mere happenstance cameo. And not, at the time, thinking this was a major endeavor, immortalized half a century later on a three-disc combination CD/Blu-ray. It was in a New York club that Hendrix was spotted by Animals bassist Chas Chandler.The first lineup of the Animals was about to split, and Chandler, looking to move into management, convinced Hendrix to move to London and record as a solo act in England. What makes his Maui shows significant when compared to other recordings and live performances in his extensive discography/filmography? “But with Rainbow Bridge, Jimi wasn’t afforded that opportunity to kind of put his thumbprint in there and say ‘yeah, here’s the right song, this’ll be great.’ The problem is that even the insertion of his music into the film was all done without him reacting to it. Although favorites like “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” “Purple Haze,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Spanish Castle Magic,” and “Stone Free” were featured, more than half the songs had yet to appear on record. You get to see Jimi and the guys tearing it up, playing things like ‘Dolly Dagger’ and Freedom.’ It somehow gave us the gift of Jimi in a cow pasture at the slope of a volcano on a beautiful sunny day in front of maybe 400 people. When a Hendrix LP titled Rainbow Bridge appeared in late 1971, however, it contained no recordings from his performance in the film, adding to the confusion. And yet at the same time, kind of explain how his posthumous legacy was done harm by the unfair association, or really close association, of his name with this film. See more ideas about jimi hendrix, hendrix, jimi hendrix experience. Another was to make drastic cuts to the rest of the material. Not the mere seventeen minutes in which the Experience are seen playing in the film, or the Rainbow Bridge LP, whose tracks weren’t intended as the soundtrack to anything. “Jimi has a vacation in Hawaii, comes home, goes right back into the recording studio, and Rainbow Bridge is forgotten,” says McDermott. “But I think for Chuck, the spectacle [of the Maui concert] was enough. “He had an interest in producing a film about Michael Collins, the Irish rebel. They include cast members, script supervisor Bambi Merryweather, Electric Lady engineer John Jansen, and photographer Brian Byrnes, who took pictures of the Maui shows. “The Hendrix footage ultimately became something where they were working around the gaps in the film that had been shot,” notes McDermott. She was actually there so it unearths alot of stories and aspects of her life with Jimi that aren't often reported. 68 Jimi Hendrix HD Wallpapers and Background Images. 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