‘Save Some Film for This Jimi Hendrix Cat’

Photographer Ed Caraeff’s Jimi Hendrix archive comes vividly to life in his new book ‘Burning Desire.’  Including rare and never-before-seen images, including the night Hendrix played an announced gig at the landmark Whisky A Go-Go, this book highlights the two years Caraeff spent attending gigs – seven in all – starting with the classic performance by The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967 and ending with their performance at Newport in 1969.

“[At Monterey] when it came time for Hendrix to take the stage, no one really knew who he was. I’ll never forget this, though; a German photographer told me ‘save some film for this Jimi Hendrix cat.’ It was a wild, raw performance. As the set finished, Hendrix got down on his keens with lighter fluid and matches, and lit his guitar on fire. I was so close to him I could feel the heat from the flames” remembers Caraeff in ‘Burning Desire.’

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