Between the years of 1969 and 1971, rock music lost four of its leading luminaries at the tender age of 27. Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, and Jimi Hendrix all tragically passed away before their time, leaving us to merely wonder about all of the sublime music we have missed.
A new film directed by Simon Napier-Bell, 27 Gone Too Soon, documents these artists’ histories and endeavors to elucidate the importance and impact of each musician. The film features interviews with many artists, as well as the release of never-before-seen footage. On 26 March, 27 Gone Too Soon will be screened at the Regent Street Cinema in London, and will release that day on DVD and Digital HD. The film is also available for renting or purchasing on Amazon.
In the meantime, enjoy this clip detailing the rise of Jimi Hendrix from a difficult childhood to mega-stardom.