Rock legend Jimi Hendrix remains one of the most iconic and influential musicians of all time despite his short career and a new PBS documentary airing tonight delves into his public and private life to showcase his two lifelong passions -- music and women.
The PBS production American Masters: Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin’ unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies taken by Hendrix and drummer Mitch Mitchell and examines an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician's personality and genius. Interviews are included from friends and relatives who reveal how Hendrix remained humble and true to his roots even throughout his colossal fame.
In this exclusive clip, two of Hendrix's ex girlfriends -- Colette Harron and Linda Keith -- talk about the his voracious sexual appetite, while his cousin Bob Hendrix, and friend/musician Paul Caruso expound on his down-to-earth, easygoing nature.
Keith said Hendrix didn't really show much interest in any hobbies or sports, but was focused completely on his music and female pursuits. "He really had no interest for anything other than music and women," she said. "So Jimmy had two areas of expertise: He had his guitar playing, and then he had an immaculate and intense sexuality."
American Masters: Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin’
-- airs tonight at 9/8c on PBS
and an expanded home video edition is also out now on DVD & Blu-ray via Legacy Recordings