Watch Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, the New PBS Documentary (Free for a Limited Time)

Definitely worth a quick mention. For a limited time, PBS is making available its latest film from its great American Masters documentary series. My Train A Comin’ traces Jimi Hendrix’s “remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a US Army paratrooper and as an unknown sideman, to R&B stars until his discovery and ultimate international stardom.” It features “previously unseen footage of the 1968 Miami Pop Festival, home movies, and interviews with those closest to Jimi Hendrix.” From what we can tell, PBS will keep this film online for only a matter of days. So watch it while you can.

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  • Ed Nixon

    Is it part of the montage that the video freezes at about 1:25? Audio continues…

  • Arkngt

    Works fine for me.

  • sufficious

    Why do they always glaze over the part in Jimi’s story between his friend calling an ambulance and the hospital trying to resuscitate him? What happened in the ambulance ride to the hospital? Why did he actually die?

  • Nalrus

    I had to restart it a couple of times, but it’s a small prize to pay. He played in my home town Aarhus, but had to stop after a few numbers. He promised to come back and do a free concert, but sadly…nHe was unique; there’ll never be another like him.

  • Jamie LaVecchia

    Jimi was water boarded by thugs so his manager who Jimi was about to fire for ripping him off could collect the $1,000,000.00 life insurance policy he had on Jimi. nnIt is documented, when the EMT got Jimi to the hospital and moved him on his side wine came gushing out of his throat. nFact:nWhen you choke on your own vomit from an OD there in no fluid left in the throat. He was held down and had wine poured down his throat until he drowned.nnlook it up for yourself the documentary is out their somewhere

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