A handwritten note from Jimi Hendrix to a fan is going to be put up for auction.
The note, which is expected to reach £2000 to £3000 at auction, was given to Anthea Connell in 1967. Connell was at the Boston Gilderdrome in Lincolnshire, UK waiting for her boyfirend to set up for a gig. While waiting for the band to set up, Hendrix came up to her.
Talking to the BBC about the encounter, Connell said “He started talking to me and I was so shocked I can’t even remember what we said.”
Hendrix then got a guitar string packet from his bandmates Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding, and gave it to Connell with a note which read “To Anthea – Love and kisses to you forever. I wish I could really talk to you. Stay sweet, Jimi Hendrix.”
However, Connell told the BBC “I think it was because, at the time, I was the only girl in the ballroom,”
Connell added, “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 has now decided to auction the note, which also includes autographs from Mitchell and Redding. The note will go on sale in Derbyshire, UK on 23rd October.
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