Episode 7

You Know the Mescaline's Working When You're Stealing Trucks with Neil Young and Are Haunted by a Dead Rolling Stone

With the drug trial in Toronto weighing down on him, Jimi Hendrix feels like he’s losing his grip. He’s late to Woodstock, the three-day music festival he’s supposed to open. Overworked and overdrugged, he hotwires a truck with Neil Young. Tells a judge and jury what they want to hear. And attempts to recharge in Morocco, where he feels closer to death than he ever has…

Sources:

Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix, by Charles Cross

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, by Harry Shapiro & Caesar Glebbeek

Becoming Jimi Hendrix, by Stephen Roby

The Road to Woodstock, by Michael Lang

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (Director’s Cut)

Roz Payne Sixties ArchiveEMS at Woodstock (Journal of Emergency Medical Services)

Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography, by Dave Zimmer (Elliot Roberts and Woodstock)

Credits:

Scored and co-written by Jake Brennan.

Written, edited, and co-produced by Zeth Lundy.

Mixed, engineered, and additional scoring by Sean Cahalin and Matt Beaudoin.

Additional music and score elements by Ryan Spraker.

Produced by Jake Brennan in for Double Elvis in partnership with iHeart Radio.

Illustrations by Matt Nelson.

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