Lot #608
Jimi Hendrix Experience and Pink Floyd 1967 Ticket Stub and Program

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Estimate: $500+

Description

Rare original 1.75 x 2.5 ticket stub for “The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Move” at Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield, England, on November 17, 1967, as part of his second European tour, issued for the balcony, “Row E,” and “No. 10.” Also included is an original vintage program for the Jimi Hendrix Experience's 1967 United Kingdom Fall Tour, published by the Hastings Printing Co., 12 pages, 10.5 x 8, with front cover featuring psychedelic artwork by Anthony Litri and Paul Martin, and the program including images and biographies of the tour's scheduled performers: Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Amen Corner, The Nice, The Eire Apparent, The Outer Limits, and Pete Drummond as compere. In very good condition, with creasing, handling wear, and old mounting residue on the back cover.

The 16-date UK package tour kicked off on November 14, 1967, and consisted of a total of 31 shows in 16 cities, with each act playing two shows a night; at each gig, the headlining Experience were allotted exactly 40 minutes, The Move a half an hour, and Pink Floyd were given between 15 and 20 minutes. At this juncture, Hendrix was well on his way to becoming a major star: his first three singles, ‘Hey Joe,' ‘Purple Haze,' and ‘The Wind Cries Mary,' had all been top ten hits, and his debut album, released in May of that year, sat in the top 20 for 33 weeks. Pink Floyd had also seen chart action with both ‘Arnold Layne’ and ‘See Emily Play’ reaching the top 20; The Move had three top ten hits including ‘Flowers in the Rain,’ and Amen Corner were just about to score what would become their biggest hit to date with ‘Bend Me, Shape Me.'

Pink Floyd were having a few problems with their founding member, Syd Barrett, who was not enjoying the tour. Arriving in a new town, Syd would go for a walk and not get back to the venue until just a few minutes before Floyd were due onstage. He’d play the show, go off again, come back hours later, in time for the second performance. This tour unfortunately would be Syd’s last and not long afterwards he would go into seclusion never to return to playing music again.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021