A Film About Jimi Hendrix

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The year was 1969. Guitarist Jimi Hendrix had disbanded his group the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Looking towards new musical directions, Hendrix recruited some friends to form a band. Bassist Billy Cox, together with drummer friend Buddy Miles, formed a group with Hendrix called the Band of Gypsys. They made their live debut at the Fillmore East in New York City on New Year's Eve, 1969, for a series of four shows spread over two nights. The performances were recorded to fulfill Hendrix's obligation to produce an LP of new material on the Capitol records label.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Aldine Library will feature a movie that chronicles Jimi Hendrix's musical exploration of funk and earthy blues with the celebrated Band of Gypsys. Featuring interviews with band members and music industry names, the documentary includes footage of various Hendrix performances, including those at the Fillmore East.

Come join us in the Aldine Library Meeting Room on Tuesday, February 8th at 4:30 PM to watch this interesting and engaging film about one of rock 'n' roll's great originals. Refreshments will be provided.