Local Jimi Hendrix autographs make £5,000

Posted in: News on April 3, 2019.

Rock and pop enthusiasts vied for a pair of Jimi Hendrix signatures at auction in Dawson’s most recent March sale in Berkshire. Discovered in a local Windsor home, the collection of autographs were obtained when the vendor braved the typically unpredictable English weather, and waited patiently outside the Slough Adelphi Theatre on April 28th, 1968. On the same bill that spring evening, were Englebert Humperdinck, the Walker Brothers and both Mitch Michell and Noel Redding (Hendrix’s fellow band members). The fan was even able to sneak a signature from Peter Osgood and The Tremeloes (at a later date).

Collectors battled it out on the day, with two emerging bidders taking it all the way to a hammer price of £5,000, with the gavel finally falling to a collector in New York.

Hendrix who shot to the fame in the sixties with hits such as Purple Haze and Hey Joe, is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of popular music history, despite his mainstream career only spanning four years. His tragic and untimely death at 27 means collectable ephemera such as his signatures do not come on to the market often, and often attract international attention when they do.


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