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October 26, 2007

By Julian March, Executive Producer

I had a tough assignment last night.  I went to the launch of a new Jimi Hendrix DVD, "Jimi Hendrix Live at Monterey", released on Monday 29th October by Universal Music.  As the title suggests, it is a remastered DVD of the gig which launched Jimi Hendrix in the US in 1967.

It was at London's Hippodrome, and first up was a screening of the DVD.  After that, the guitars got plugged in.  Gary Moore, of Thin Lizzy fame, was the man selected to fill Jimi's shoes in a band which played half dozen Hendrix tracks, including Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, and The Wind Cries Mary.

But the real hilight of the night was seeing the surviving members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience join Gary for a couple of numbers, one of which was "Hey Joe":

Now you might think it would be a pretty tough challenge to play good Hendrix, not only in front of Hendrix afficionados, but with members of Jimi's band...well I reckon he did a pretty good job:

But hold on, let's get a reality check - here's the man himself in clip from the new DVD: (courtesy Univeral Music)

All credit to Gary Moore, (I'm not averse to a bit of Thin Lizzy myself either), but he's not Jimi.  Having said that, the guys showed that there's a fire still burning 40 years after Hendrix famously set fire to his Fender Stratocaster.

Take a look and let us know what you think!

::Last chance to win a Toshiba HD DVD player in our Jimi Hendrix competition! It closes at midnight tonight Friday 27th October::

Written by Sky News, October 26, 2007


Sure they can!!!! Any doubts?! :)

I think they all look ridiculous...that bandana went out 90 decades ago.

This rocked.....It was so special to be there amongst such admirers of Hendrix.
Many years ago I thought I was the only one but this shows the Guitar Man lasts forever.
Credit goes to everyone that night as I reckon they were cr####g themselves knowing we would be passing comments...Good luck to them, it rocked & I enjoyed every minute.
Rock On Jimi

This was an amazing concert. Gary Moore played Hendrix licks amazingly well. It was great to see the only surviving Hendrix musicians back in fine form playing bass (Billy Cox) and drums (Mitch Mitchell). Can't wait to see the Hendrix Live at Monterey DVD when it's officially released on Monday!

Looking at the divine link surrounding the triumphs and tribulations of Jimmy Hendrix, notwithstanding the toughness of your assignment, if it is "The Real Thing" no doubt many a person has asked "Can You Feel The Force". None the less, credit where credits due!

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