Category: mod

Jim Morrison enjoying Pamela Courson filming a…

Jim Morrison enjoying Pamela Courson filming a musical instrument shop in Saint-Leu-d’Esserent, France, June 28, 1971, 5 days before Jim’s passing, by Alain Ronay

punchadelic-groovie: doraemonmon: Good Times …

punchadelic-groovie:

doraemonmon:

Good Times with The Who

Guys, this is John putting a ring on Keith’s pinky. I need to lay down for a minute.

Jimi Hendrix, Honolulu 1969, by Robert M. Knig…

Jimi Hendrix, Honolulu 1969, by Robert M. Knight

Jimi Hendrix, Bakersfield 1968, by Ron Raffael…

Jimi Hendrix, Bakersfield 1968, by Ron Raffaelli

Jimi Hendrix, Winterland, San Francisco, 1968 …

Jimi Hendrix, Winterland, San Francisco, 1968 by Allan Tannenbaum

Vintage Mid-Century Mod Santa Christmas Card(v…

Vintage Mid-Century Mod Santa Christmas Card

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Jimi Hendrix, by Kim Gottlieb Walker

Jimi Hendrix, by Kim Gottlieb Walker

Jimi Hendrix, Newcastle 1967, by Alec Byrne. N…

Jimi Hendrix, Newcastle 1967, by Alec Byrne. Nice pants, man.

Jimi Hendrix, Paris, by Jean-Pierre Leloir

Jimi Hendrix, Paris, by Jean-Pierre Leloir

Jimi Hendrix, “Hear My Train A Comin’”. You re…

Jimi Hendrix, “Hear My Train A Comin’”. You really need to see this: Jimi Hendrix, December 1967, just turned 25 – and ever-so-slightly intimidated by a 12-string acoustic guitar! A delicate magic ensues.

Informed that they were almost out of film and needed to get this in one take, Jimi is unsure where to begin: the guitar belonged to director Peter Neal, and Jimi had never played one like it before. 

He looks up after picking around for a few bars and is startled to see the camera rolling. Clearly flustered, he stops. “Don’t waste all that film there! Stop it for a second! ‘Cause I was scared to death. Can I do it just one more time though? Can I do it just one more time?”

This time, his exploration starts on a little firmer footing as he eases into his never-quite-finished original composition, “Hear My Train A Comin’”. (For that matter, he never quite settled on a title. In virtually every live performance, Jimi introduced it as some variation of “Getting My Heart Back Together Again”.) Finding his way along as he bends the strings to follow his voice, and vice versa, he ends three minutes later with a laugh. “Did you think I could do that?” 

The answer seems obvious in retrospect, but Peter was honest later that he had no idea what to expect. “It was just one of those magic moments that happen sometimes.” More of Peter’s story behind the shoot here.