What was the common thread between Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix and Mildred Bailey other than they were all musicians?
Their Native American heritage.
They are some of the musicians featured in "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World" when the documentary is shown Thursday, Jan. 10, at The Palace Theater, 818 Georgia Ave.
"Rumble" is a feature film about the role of the American Indian in popular music history, called by some music historians "the missing chapter in the history of American music."
Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo and Taboo, "Rumble" shows how these pioneering musicians helped shape the soundtracks of their generations.
Their stories are told by music legends who knew them, played music with them and were inspired by them. These featured guests include George Clinton, Taj Mahal, Slash, Jackson Browne, Buddy Guy, Quincy Jones, Derek Trucks, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler and Stevie Van Zandt.
The screening is part of PBS at the Palace, a free, monthly film series held in the Patten Parkway theater. The series features PBS content from "Masterpiece" to "American Experience," and provides an opportunity for viewers to enjoy quality programming in a unique Chattanooga venue.
Guests at the screening will enjoy PBS gifts and learn about special membership opportunities.
Doors open at 6 p.m., when concessions will be sold. The documentary begins at 6:30 p.m.
Guests can reserve seats for the free screening online at https://tinyurl.com/y93jxy2p.