Lot 803: Jimi Hendrix and Other 1970 Isle of Wight Festival Performers

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:35:05

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Lot 803: Exceptional assemblage of ballpoint signatures of Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Tiny Tim, Keith Moon, Pete Townsend, and Roger Daltrey on four off-white album pages ranging in size from 5 x 3 to 5 x 6. Heavy overall creases and soiling, and many signatures a few shades light (especially The Who and Tiny Tim), otherwise very good condition; Hendrix is one of the strongest signatures. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and a letter of provenance from the original recipient, stating that the "autographs were obtained at the Isle Wight Festival 1970...I was working at this event as a steward...I had been positioned at a gate that allowed the artists access from back stage to an area in front of the stage which enabled them to watch other performers. I was required to look at their badges...I met many of the performers enabling me to collect the autographs." Hendrix passed away just eighteen days after the festival. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $3000-4000
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