Handwritten Note From Jimi Hendrix Goes To Auction
A handwritten note from Jimi Hendrix on a pack of guitar strings is expected to fetch at least $3,200 at auction next month.
The guitar legend scribbled the note to Anthea Connell at a gig in Lincolnshire, England in March 1967.
Then 19, Connell was watching her boyfriend’s band set up when Hendrix — who was scheduled to play later that night — came over to talk to her.
“I was so shocked I can't even remember what we said,” Connell told Hansons Auctioneers. “I'd love to tell you we had a deep and meaningful conversation – I must have mumbled something.
“I was totally awestruck. Jimi Hendrix was a complete icon.”
Connell said Hendrix asked bandmates Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding for something to write on and was handed a pack of guitar strings. He wrote: “To Anthea - Love and kisses to you forever. I wish I could really talk to you. Stay sweet, Jimi Hendrix.”
There are not a lot of Hendrix autographs out there since the musician died in 1970 at the age of 27.
The memento, framed along with autographs from Mitchell and Redding, goes up for auction on Oct. 23 in Derbyshire, England.