Jimi Hendrix owned and worn scarf
- A scarf owned and worn by Jimi Hendrix, one of the most iconic figures in music history
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Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is one of the most important musicians of the 20th century, regarded by many as the greatest guitarist of all time.
Described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music", Hendrix's music continues to influence generations of musicians almost 50 years after it was recorded.
He became one of the most famous figures of the 1960s counterculture movement, and his performance of The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock remains one of the most defining moments in American pop culture history.
In addition to his skills as a musician and songwriter, Hendrix also became known for his colourful style, which perfectly captured the flamboyant spirit and energy of the late 1960s.
Today Jimi Hendrix memorabilia is amongst the most sought-after by music fans and collectors around the world, with his instruments, clothing and signed artifacts regularly selling for huge sums at auction.
Herbert Worthington (1944 – 2013) was a rock and roll photographer renowned for his work with Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks.
Worthington famously took the cover photograph for the band's seminal 1977 album Rumours, along with creating the covers for Nicks' first two solo albums Bella Donna and The Wild Heart.
Prior to his career as a photographer, Worthington was a much-loved character in the Los Angeles music scene, and shared an apartment with musician Buddy Miles.
Miles was a close friend of Jimi Hendrix, and a member of his short-lived backing group Band of Gypsys, who performed with Hendrix at his legendary Woodstock appearance.
Miles initially introduced Hendrix to his former house mate in 1969, and they quickly struck up a strong friendship, with Worthington often travelling with Jimi as he toured the U.S.
They famously dropped acid together just before a show at the Denver Pop Festival in June 1969 – which turned out to be the last time the original Jimi Hendrix Experience line-up would ever perform together.
The friends were also known to swap clothing and jewelry with each other, and Jimi gifted Worthington this scarf, which remained in his personal collection for more than 30 years until he passed away in November 2013.
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