The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Film Screening: Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys

Saturday, February 18: 7 p.m. -

In celebration of Black History Month, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will present a special film series, “Double Exposure: African American Music on Film,” which will highlight the central role of African Americans in the history of rock and roll.

Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys (1999)

Runtime: 83 minutes

Nearly three decades after his untimely death in September 1970, Jimi Hendrix's legendary performances with the Band Of Gypsys remain one of his most impressive achievements. Jimi Hendrix: Band Of Gypsys features the only known footage of the group in concert, including "Machine Gun", "Who Knows", "Izabella", "Fire", "Foxy Lady," and a musical soundtrack which exclusively includes additional performances from the guitarist's December 31, 1969 and January 1, 1970 concerts. To document the extraordinary impact Jimi's revolutionary blending of rock and funk has achieved across a wide spectrum of popular music, contemporary guitarists Slash, Lenny Kravitz, and Vernon Reid spoke of the inspiration and continuing influence that Band Of Gypsys has provided. Don Cornelius, founder and producer of Soul Train and noted radio and television personality Frankie Crocker outline the hurdles Hendrix faced for acceptance at radio, television, and with an emerging black audience for his music.

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