Exceptionally rare original Polydor Records 45 RPM record sleeve for 'Hey Joe/Stone Free,' the first single released by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, signed across Hendrix's white printed name in green felt tip, "Jimi Hendrix." In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the corners and edges.
Accompanied by a typed letter of provenance from the original recipient: "This autograph…was signed by Jimi Hendrix on March 17, 1967, in front of Parkhotel, Hamburg, Lincolnstreet. We were a group of autograph hunters that had direct contact with almost all stars appearing in the Star Club Hamburg. The musicians frequently made use of our knowledge of Hamburg and thus we also were on the road for three days with Jimi Hendrix and Chas Chandler. As a return favor, they signed autographs for us." The record is not included.
On March 17, 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experience began a three-night showcase at Hamburg’s famed Star-Club, which, upon opening in April 1962, featured some of the world's most promising rock musicians, including The Beatles, Cream, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, and more. The Experience performed two shows a night during their brief stay in Hamburg, with their opening night coinciding with the UK release of the band's second single, 'Purple Haze.'
Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.