Lot 630: Rare signed handbill for a Jimi Hendrix concert held at the Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales, on April 26, 1967, 5.5 x 9, signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, "to Susan, Love & Happiness forever, Jimi Hendrix," who has added "to" below. Top edge bears a collector's date notation. In very good condition, with a trimmed bottom edge, a clipped upper right corner tip and toned adhesive remnants to top edge, a mounting remnant to lower right corner tip, and scattered folds and creases (affecting a portion of the inscription and the top of the signature). Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and an e-mail from the original recipient, in part: "I was on my way home from school and happened to look towards a lake near where I lived and Jimi Hendrix was in a rowing boat. His roadey was actually doing the rowing. He rowed over towards the bank where I was standing and Jimi signed the flyer. I asked him to dedicate Hey Joe to me (as I was going to the concert that evening) and after he sang it, he said it was for Sue who I met this afternoon."Buried behind the chart-topping Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, and Engelbert Humperdinck, the Jimi Hendrix Experience received modest billing on their stop at Cardiff's Capitol Theatre on April 26th. By the time they returned for their second show there in November of the same year, they were one of the most sought-after tickets in live music, soaring high off the successful debut of Are You Experienced and their now-legendary performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. A remarkable early handbill—uncommon and sought-after in its own right—from just months before his rise to rock stardom.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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