1982 Steve Beck is commissioned by The Douglas Brothers.
To create two music videos of Jimi Hendrix live concert music.
For a home video VHS album the Douglas Brothers published.
They had filmed many Jimi Hendrix concerts and rights to the music.
Music that was played at the concerts.
In the summer of 1968 in Chicago Steve Beck was a light show artist.
At The Electric Theater on the near north side of Chicago.
Owned by Aaron Russo - who later was Bette Midler's manager, among other things.
Beck helped to design and build all the light show equipment.
And then to operate it during live concerts at night.
Beck did light shows for many of the 60's rock bands there.
Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, and many others.
After the shows ended around 2 AM or so Beck joined all the bands to party and....
This commission was a dream come true for Beck!
The work is an homage to the analog light show motifs.
But Beck produced it in 3 days in 1982 with his Beck Direct Video Synthesizer.
This clip is from a not yet restored video recording of the music video.
Full restoration of the video and the music is scheduled to commence soon.