Director of Jimi Hendrix Biopic Talks About the Inspiration Behind the Film

By Music News Group

Sony MusicA Jimi Hendrix song about a woman who was influential to him actually helped influence filmmaker John Ridley to write and direct the Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side.

Ridley, who wrote the Academy Award-winning screenplay for 12 Years a Slave, says he was listening to Hendrix songs online years ago when he came across an unfamiliar tune called “Sending My Love to Linda.”

“I started to research Linda and how she became connected to Jimi and became a champion of his going to London and all of these things that had not been …read more

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