Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Provides further evidence, not that any was necessary, of the legendary performer's magnetism and musical virtuosity.


Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Electric Church tells the story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s involvement as the headliner of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, then hailed as the ‘Southern Woodstock.'

Jimi Hendrix elevated the three day festival to a major cultural event.
Electric Church features interviews with Hendrix’s Experience band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson, Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and many others.

Paul McCartney freely admits to worshipping him, adding, “We all played guitar. We all knew a bit. But he seemed to know more than us.”

His performance at the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival was not only significant on a musical level, but also in terms of socio-political dynamics. It was assumed that rural audiences would not take kindly to “long-hair” bands, and that black and white artists could not comfortably exist on the same bill; Atlanta Pop set out to challenge those beliefs. Hendrix’s music and message of universal love made him the ideal artist and, appropriately, was the first act booked for the festival.

The film features amazing live performances and rare interviews with Hendrix. Songs include
Stone Free, Purple Haze, All Along The Watchtower, Foxy Lady and more.
Not Rated
Rock and Roll, Pop Culture, Concert, African-American Experience, Documentary
John McDermott
David Hinckley, New York Daily News

Jimi Hendrix's talk about using music as an agent to bond souls in peace and love has yet to become a worldwide reality. But when you hear Hendrix himself in this documentary from the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival, it's hard not to wish and dream. Shot on grainy 16mm film in the dead of a dark night ...

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