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Published:August 25th, 2013 21:41 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews Guitar Icon Merrell Fankhauser on The American Perspective

Judyth Piazza interviews Guitar Icon Merrell Fankhauser on The American Perspective

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


`Rainbow Bridge` was a peculiar 1972 film featuring Jimi Hendrix (who had died two years before) and a cast of local eccentrics using Hendrix`s music and a whole slew of UFO sightings to explore their spirituality. 41 years later, musician and filmmaker Merrell Fankhauser revisits the film to explore its message more fully. 

The `Rainbow Bridge Revisited` documentary was really Maui journalist Steve Omar`s idea, and Merrell and Steve produced it together. The two had fun looking up and interviewing the original cast of the 1972 Jimi Hendrix movie `Rainbow Bridge` that was filmed on Maui. 

It was interesting to hear what they had to say about hanging out with Hendrix making the movie. The one-hour DVD documentary also features some great surfing and music by Merrell Fankhauser, The Space Patrol and Omar and The Wavespies. The package includes a 12-song soundtrack.

Merrell joined forces with Jeff Cotton (aka Antenna Jimmy Semens) from Captain Beefheart`s Band in 1970 to form the group MU. In 1971 their first album was released in the United States on Era/RTV Records and became a FM radio hit. It was also released on United Artists Records in 1974.

For More Information: http://www.merrellfankhauser.com/