What Jimi Hendrix accomplished in the span of four short years before his death in 1970 at age 27 is nothing short of phenomenal. Now, more than four decades later, Hendrix is widely considered the greatest electric guitarist of all-time.
His audio and video recordings sound as fresh and vibrant as ever and continue to sell at a brisk pace to new generations of fans. Join us for a lively panel discussion of Hendrix’s legacy as we look at this musical icon’s diverse—and, at times, surprising—influences, and the tremendous impact he has had on a wide swath of music and musicians that followed him. Discover wonderful, captivating songs from his “non-hit” repertoire with a focus on his gentler side and more lyrical tunes—the hidden Hendrix beyond “Purple Haze” and “Hey Joe,” and the contemplative, humble man behind the flamboyant stage persona.
Scheduled Panelists: Steve Morse, journalist and long-time Boston Globe music editor; Joel J. Brattin, Hendrix scholar and Professor of Humanities at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and Carter Alan, author and WZLX Assistant Program Director, midday announcer and host of Sunday Morning Blues. Moderated by Leland Stein, Regent Theatre co-owner and lifelong Hendrix enthusiast.
This event is co-sponsored by Arlington Community Education and the Regent Theatre.
In the days following this event, the Regent Theatre will host several additional programs in celebration of Hendrix's 70th birthday. Tickets for these additional programs are available at www.regenttheatre.com or by calling the Regent Theatre box office at 781 646-4849.
- Thursday, November 15. Hendrix documentary film double-feature: "Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child" (2010), 7:15pm, and "Jimi Plays Berkeley" (2012), 9pm.
- Friday, November 16, 8pm. All Star Jam celebrating the music of Jimi Hendrix hosted by the Thaddeus Hogarth Power Trio with Special Guests Tomo Fujita, Julien Kasper, Marty Walsh and Neil Itzler.
- Saturday, November 17, 8pm. Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra (URO) - 12 singers and instrumentalists perform songs of Hendrix (with special guest Thaddeus Hogarth) and other rock icons from the '60's and '70's.