Lot 764: Set of two keys for different rooms in an unnamed hotel, both attached to plastic 'lost key' return postage key chains addressed to a box in Toronto, from the collection of Hendrix's friend and fellow guitarist Lawrence 'Larry' Lee. Also includes three sheets of Lee's handwritten notes containing numerous phone numbers, including two for Hendrix: "Jimi 473-1729" and "Jimi's House 657-2729." In overall fine condition. Previously sold by Sotheby's, 1991. Accompanied by a copy of a tag from the shadowbox these were once displayed in, stating that one key belonged to Jimi and one belonged to Larry. Lee was attending Tennessee State University when he met Hendrix and they played together in the Nashville area before going separate ways in 1963. The two reconnected in the summer of 1969, and Lee joined Hendrix on stage at Woodstock to play rhythm guitar. Hendrix had famously been arrested for drug possession in Toronto earlier in the summer, but this was before they had resumed contact.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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