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Item 7083 - Jimi Hendrix Autograph Letter Signed Catalog 494 (Mar 2017)

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ALS, one page, 7.25 x 10, American Airlines letterhead, November 16, 1968. Letter to "Jerry," in full: "Your sister is out of sight plus beautiful plus groovy plus ALIVE plus electric. I hope well for you in the future of whatever you may go through. Remember yourself." Below, he sketches a heart and adds "to your sister." In fine condition, with interesting folds and mild creasing and toning; the overall visual appeal of this rare piece remains. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: "In November of 1968, my sister Melinda had a flight from New York to L.A. On the flight roster of important people was the name Jimi Hendrix...She introduced herself & told him she wa s a fan of his & had a brother that really liked his music also. But she was too embarrassed to ask for his autograph...she finally asked him but he said he was a little busy right then...As he was leaving the plane, he went up to my sister and apologized...and said give me your brother's address and I will send him my autograph. A few days later I received a letter and autograph from Jimi Hendrix." This incredibly rare letter comes from a significant time in Hendrix's career-on November 16, 1968, his recently released album Electric Ladyland hit number one on the Billboard charts. Despite his wild success and wilder lifestyle-with nearly any woman he pleased at his fingertips-Hendrix was so enamored with the recipient's sister that he decided to sit down, compose, and send this incredible letter. Boasting quintessentially 'out of sight' content from the iconic rock star, this is an extraordinary piece. Pre-certified REAL.

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