"Electric Church" presents Jimi Hendrix in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest U.S. audience of his career. The film combines his performance with a documentary that traces his journey to the festival amid civil rights unrest, the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture. Part of the Coda Gone Too Soon Theme.
Fifty years after his death at age 27 in 1970, Jimi Hendrix remains the most acclaimed rock guitar player ever. It’s a distinction so ingrained in his persona that it can make Hendrix feel like a foregone conclusion for music fans. What else is there to know about him? He came, he recorded three classic studio albums, he set a lot of guitars on fire, he died, the end. That’s it, right?