Jimi Hendrix: American Masters

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 8:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of MRPI / Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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. 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. American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’ airs Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.