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DVD of Jimi Hendrix Isle of Wight show to be released

Tue 23 Aug 2011

DVD of Jimi Hendrix Isle of Wight show to be released

One of the most famous events ever to take place on the Isle of Wight is going to be available to buy on DVD, it has been revealed.

According to a report published by Clash Music, the appearance of Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival is set to be released in the coming weeks on the format for the first time.

Hendrix performed at the event back in 1970 and it proved to be one of the last times he was ever seen in public, as he died just a few short weeks later.

The legendary guitarist was found in his London hotel room having choked to death on his vomit.

On September 12th, people will be able to buy a DVD of the show on the Isle of Wight, which ended up earning a place in history as Hendrix played to hundreds of thousands of people on the island.

Not long after that, the Isle of Wight Festival was shut down and only returned in the 2000s, with bands such as Stereophonics, R.E.M., Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, The Strokes and Kings of Leon headlining the event in the years since its comeback.

To coincide with the release of the Hendrix Isle of Wight performance, a number of other products are set to be put out by his estate.

Arguably the highlight of these is a three-disc box-set looking into the star's residency at the Winterland venue, while an expanded edition of Hendrix in the West and a DVD compiling the guitarist's appearances on the Dick Cavett Show will also be available.

Songwriter Andy Fraser, who is perhaps best known for his massive hit single All Right Now, recently told the Celebrity Cafe the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival - with 750,000 people reported to have been in attendance - is one of his favourite memories from his career.

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