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American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

A pioneering electric guitarist, Jimi Hendrix (Nov. 27, 1942-Sept. 18, 1970) had only four years of mainstream exposure and recognition, but his influential music and riveting stage presence left an enduring legacy. THIRTEEN’s AMERICAN MASTERS series traces the gone-too-soon guitar great’s remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a U.S. Army paratrooper, unknown sideman to R&B stars such as Little Richard, Joey Dee and the Isley Brothers, and his discovery and ultimate international stardom.

Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix.

Credit: Courtesy of MRPI / Authentic Hendrix, LLC

Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix.

Credit: Courtesy of Graham F. Page / EMP Museum / Authentic Hendrix, LLC

Jimi Hendrix performing atop Halekala Crater on the Island Of Maui, Hawaii, July 30, 1970.

Jimi Hendrix performing atop Halekala Crater on the Island Of Maui, Hawaii, July 30, 1970.

Credit: Courtesy of Daniel Tehaney / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

Jimi Hendrix performing at the Isle of Wight Festival of Music, Isle of Wight, UK, August 30, 1970.

Jimi Hendrix performing at the Isle of Wight Festival of Music, Isle of Wight, UK, August 30, 1970.

Credit: Courtesy of Chris Walter / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

Jimi Hendrix on stage, April 25, 1970 at LA Forum, Los Angeles, Calif.

Jimi Hendrix on stage, April 25, 1970 at LA Forum, Los Angeles, Calif.

Credit: Courtesy of Chuck Boyd / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix.

Credit: Courtesy of MRPI / Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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