Synopsis by Mark Deming
When Jimi Hendrix was booked to close the final day at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969, no one knew it would become the most talked about rock festival in history and a pivotal moment for an entire generation. However, when it came Jimi's time to play, he certainly rose to the occasion. This video captures Hendrix's blazing set at Woodstock (which, due to the festival's many delays, ended up happening Monday morning rather than Sunday night). Along with his justly famous interpretation of "The Star Spangled Banner," the set includes "Fire," "Red House," "Purple Haze," "Izabella," "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" and other selections.
concert, guitar, music-festival, performer, rock-music, rock-star