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Jimi Hendrix Experience: American Landing

Jimi Hendrix Experience: American Landing celebrates the 40th anniversary of Hendrix's legendary Monterey Pop performance and triumphant return to the United States after achieving stardom throughout Europe. The film traces the remarkable journey that saw Hendrix rise from virtual obscurity in New York's Greenwich Village in 1966 to his enormous worldwide success. Powered by such unforgettable songs as "Hey Joe" and "Purple Haze," Jimi first conquered England, then Europe. Hendrix arrived at the Monterey Pop festival virtually unknown, but his performance — capped off by lighting his guitar on fire at the conclusion of "Wild Thing" — established his legendary status. Jimi Hendrix Experience: American Landing features new and previously unseen interviews with drummer Mitch Mitchell, bassist Noel Redding, producer and manager Chas Chandler, Monterey promoters Lou Adler and John Phillips, Pete Townsend, Michelle Phillips, Derek Taylor, Andrew Oldham and many others. Perhaps best of all, the film features a solid 30 minutes of newly assembled footage of Hendrix's remarkable Monterey performance. Full length songs include "Hey Joe," "Killing Floor," "Foxy Lady," "Rock Me Baby, and " Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" and "Wild Thing."