Lot 7094: Jimi Hendrix and The Who Signed Autograph Book

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:07:09

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Lot 7094: Outstanding circa 1967 autograph book, 4.75 x 4.25, signed inside in blue ballpoint, "Love always, Jimi Hendrix," who adds a heart below, and in red ballpoint, "Noel Redding, XX," each signing on the same page; and "Keith Moon" and "John Entwistle," each signing on separate pages in blue ballpoint. Other notable signatures in the book include The Artwoods (featuring Ronnie Wood's brother Art, Keef Hartley, and Jon Lord of Deep Purple), The Alan Bown Set, The Quotations, Distortion, The Golden Brass, The Trend, and The MooDoos. Edge of spine peeled from front cover (covers remain firmly attached), otherwise fine condition; signed pages remain crisp and clean. Accompanied by an unsigned program for a concert headlined by the Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Who at London's Saville Theater on January 29, 1967, and a photo of Hendrix and The Who posing backstage at the concert. Produced by Beatles manager Brian Epstein, this legendary show featured two of the world's leading musical acts, with two members of each presumedly signing this autograph book on that late January night, an evening which marked the first and last time Jimi Hendrix and his newly formed band would open for The Who. Months later at the Monterey Pop Festival, the two groups would share the stage for the second and final time, with Hendrix losing a coin toss to perform as the follow-up act. Unfortunately for The Who, Hendrix would go on to play one of the best and most controversial shows of his short career, dousing his guitar in lighter fuel and setting it aflame before hurling it into the audience. An uncommon union of members from two of the most influential groups in rock history. RR Auction's Marvels of Modern Music Auction 457 Thursday, 23rd July 2015 Estimate: $8000-9000
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