‘Hendrix And The Spook’: Released on DVD for the first time in February 2021
‘Hendrix And The Spook’
Released on DVD for the first time in February 2021
“Engrossing and eye-popping” The Times
“An Extraordinary documentary” The Mail On Sunday
Cadiz Music are delighted to announce the release of ‘Hendrix And The Spook’ on DVD [Cat No. CADIZDVD204] on 26 February 2021. This is a fascinating investigation into the events that surrounded the death of the legendary musician. By shining a light onto less well understood aspects of his life and entourage, ‘Hendrix And The Spook’ reaches a startling conclusion.
It’s September 24th 1966 and as Jimmy James fastens his seatbelt on the New York runway, he’s full of excitement and hope. Next to him is Chas Chandler, the bass player of British band The Animals who, only days earlier, had spotted him playing in a club in Greenwich Village and was now taking him to London to launch his musical career.
By the time the plane touches down, Jimmy James has reverted to his original surname and has become Jimi Hendrix. But Jimi has no idea that the other man he was travelling with, a mysterious suited man wearing dark glasses, would become embroiled in Jimi’s own murder investigation.
Fifty years on from the tragic events that unfolded and that led to the star’s death in 1970, The Animals and Jimi Hendrix not only remain top box office, but the cause of Jimi’s death still remains an open verdict. While many stories continue to surround his death, the open verdict does not rule out the murder, neither does it rule out suicide. This film reveals the secret history of Jimi’s manager and British spy Mike Jeffery and explores why he was the prime suspect in the Jimi Hendrix murder enquiries. Yet, ‘Hendrix and The Spook’, with first hand testimony, reveals another more likely candidate for the cause of the death of one of the world’s greatest rock stars.
‘Hendrix And The Spook’ is an engrossing and entertaining examination into the final act of one this most enduring and talismanic maverick.