It was 50 years ago today (September 18th, 1970) that Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27, about two months shy of his 28th birthday. Nearly five decades later, the events surrounding his death remain sketchy at best, with the only clear fact being that the coroner report stated that Hendrix had asphyxiated in his own vomit, which mainly consisted of red wine. Monika Dannemann, his girlfriend at the time, has long contended that he was alive when placed in the ambulance.
Set for release on DVD/Blu-ray and CD/vinyl on November 20th is Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui. The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s legendary visit to Maui and “how they became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery.”
The announcement states the Blu-ray edition will include the full documentary as well as bonus features featuring all of the existing 16mm color film shot of the two performances on July 30th, 1970 — mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound by longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer, and mastered by Bernie Grundman.