A 50 year old note from Jimi Hendrix to be auctioned

UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 24: ROYAL ALBERT HALL Photo of Jimi HENDRIX, performing live onstage (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)

A note from Jimi Hendrix to an ‘awestruck’ fan, written 50 years ago on the back of a packet of guitar strings, is due to go up for auction.

Hendrix gave the note to Anthea Connell when she was 19 at a concert in March 1967. Connell was with her boyfriend’s band as they set up at Boston Gliderdrome in Lincolnshire when the musician came over and started talking to her.

Speaking to the BBC, Connell said: “He started talking to me and I was so shocked I can’t even remember what we said. “I’d love to tell you we had a deep and meaningful conversation – I must have mumbled something. I was totally awestruck. Jimi Hendrix was a complete icon.”

The note, which was written on the packet of strings after Hendrix asked his band mates for something to write on, reads: “To Anthea – Love and kisses to you forever. I wish I could really talk to you. Stay sweet, Jimi Hendrix.” It expected to fetch between £2000 and £3000 when it goes on sale on October 23.

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