Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Jimi Hendrix nominated for 2022 Grammy Award

Jimi Hendrix has been nominated for a 2022 Grammy Award.

“Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui” is a finalist in the Best Music Film category, where it has been recognized alongside projects on Bo Burnham, David Byrne, Billie Eilish, and a "Summer Of Soul" documentary.

The Hendrix nomination recognizes the artist, video director John McDermott, and the video production team of McDermott, Janie Hendrix and George Scott.

The rock film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s visit to the Hawaiian island of Maui and how they became involved in the ill-fated 1971 “Rainbow Bridge” movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery, who arranged for a free Hendrix concert on the lower slope of the dormant Haleakala volcano to add to the package.

In the aftermath of his performances on Maui, Hendrix would return to New York and his work at Electric Lady Studios before leaving for a series of European dates; the rocker would die in London just three weeks later, on September 18, 1970.

See also:

Jimi Hendrix streams Foxey Lady from 1970 Maui performance
Jimi Hendrix documentary and 1970 live album due this fall
Jimi Hendrix: Band Of Gypys 50th anniversary reissue coming to vinyl
Jimi Hendrix streams Ezy Ryder from New Year’s Eve 1969 performance
Search Jimi Hendrix at hennemusic