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The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Church: Atlanta Pop Festival

Album Review

Jimi’s least-celebrated festival set – overshadowed by zinging doc.

WHEN IT COMES to the pantheon of Jimi Hendrix festival sets, the second International Atlanta Pop Festival sometimes falls between the cracks. It’s odd, because the 500,000 flower children who flocked to a field on July 4, 1970 represented the largest crowd of the guitarist’s career. It’s a shame, too, because this event was a righteous finger in the eye of racism. Yet it’s understandable, because although Atlanta was filmed by Steve Rash, the director failed to settle a deal and dumped the footage in his barn.

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