Two short films, two legendary musicians, two mythic performances: Pioneering filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus present Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding’s entire sets from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Jimi Hendrix, who arrived at the festival virtually unknown after launching his career in London, floored an unsuspecting audience with his electrifying six-string pyrotechnics and signature songs including “Purple Haze,” “Foxy Lady,” and “Wild Thing.” Meanwhile, Otis Redding (“Shake,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” “Try a Little Tenderness”), a venerable star of Memphis’s Stax record label, seduced the “love crowd” at the peak of his career just months before a plane crash took his life.
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