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Win a Bundle of Freedom: Jimi Hendrix Experience Atlanta Pop Festival (2CD) & Jimi Hendrix Electric Church (DVD)

Freedom: Jimi Hendrix Experience Atlanta Pop Festival (2CD) & Jimi Hendrix Electric Church (DVD)

Freedom: Jimi Hendrix Experience Atlanta Pop Festival

Documents historic 4th July, 1970 performance in front of his largest ever US audience.

About 100 miles south of Atlanta, next to a field just outside the town of Byron, there stands a plaque erected by the Georgia Historical Society marking the location of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, where from 3rd-5th July, 1970, “over thirty musical acts performed, including rock icon Jimi Hendrix playing to the largest American audience of this career.” Despite the overwhelming attendance (estimated to be 300,000-400,000), the festival and Hendrix’s performance in particular, has not received its due in terms of historic importance and impact until now.

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, a new documentary film about the music legend’s Atlanta Pop set and the circumstances surrounding it, will be released on DVD on 30th October and Blu-ray on 6th November by Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings, the catalogue division of Sony Music Entertainment. This will feature bonus content not included in the broadcast version.  The film documents the massive festival hailed then as the ‘Southern Woodstock’ and recognized now as the last great US Rock Festival.  The film presents the story of how rock music’s burgeoning festival culture descended en masse to the tiny rural village of Byron, Georgia and witnessed Hendrix’s unforgettable performance.

The film contains breathtaking, color 16mm footage of Jimi Hendrix’s Independence Day appearance, a mere ten weeks before his untimely passing.  Standout performances include such Hendrix classics as “Hey Joe,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Purple Haze,” as well as confident, compelling versions of songs such as “Room Full Of Mirrors,” “Freedom,” and “Straight Ahead” that had not yet been issued by Jimi on an Experience album, but were intended to be part of the album he was working on that summer. “The Star Spangled Banner,” played against a backdrop of exploding fireworks, is another highlight, which Cooley recalls as having “knocked peoples’ socks off.”

Competition closing date

Sunday, 6 December 2015 - 11:59pm

Competition prize

To win 1 of 8 Bundles of Freedom: Jimi Hendrix Experience Atlanta Pop Festival (2CD) & Jimi Hendrix Electric Church (DVD); simply answer the question below:-


Francesca Hope, Ron Jones, James Delahunt, Adam Easdown, Glenn Marshall, Matthew Lennox, Dawn Underwood and Denys Lewis

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