Synopsis by Mark Deming
In 1967, after years of scuffling on the R&B circuit and backing up the likes of Little Richard and the Isley Brothers, guitarist Jimi Hendrix became an overnight sensation with the released of his startlingly accomplished debut album, Are You Experienced. In the fall of 1970 Hendrix died, and from the moment his passing was announced, the sad matter became a subject of controversy as various parties argued over the cause of his death, who (if anyone) might be responsible, and who would inherit the rights to his musical legacy. Jimi Hendrix: The Last 24 Hours is a documentary which offers an in-depth look at the artist's last day and attempts to clear the air surrounding his tragic passing, and includes appearances from Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Pete Townshend.
controversy, death, guitar, musician