By Britt Bickel

Famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s final interview came to life with beautiful animation as part of PBS’ weekly web series Blank On Blank.

The interview took place on September 11, 1970 in a suite at London’s┬áCumberland Hotel just one week before he would ultimately die in that very suite.

In the interview conducted by┬áKeith Altham, the late guitarist reveals his dreams of having an indoor swimming pool so he can “swim to the breakfast table,” going through different phases of style and his thought-process behind the now-infamous 1967 Monterey Pop Festival performance where he set his guitar on fire.

“Maybe I should burn a guitar tonight,” Hendrix recalled in the interview. “So I just worked up enough anger where I could do it, but I didn’t know it was anger until they told me it was.”

Hendrix also opens up about his songwriting process and the state of music at that time, which he calls “too heavy.”

“I have this one little saying that when things get too heavy, just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man,” Hendrix tells the interviewer.

Watch and listen to Jimi Hendrix’s final interview below.


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