Lot #681
Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967 Forest Hills Ticket Stub

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Estimate: $200+

Description

Rare 1.5 x 2 ticket stub from a concert featuring the Monkees and the Jimi Hendrix Experience at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, New York, on July 16, 1967, issued for “Portal 9,” “Row R,” and “Seat 16,” with lower portion marked as “1967 Music Festival.” In fine condition

In one of the most unusual pairings in rock music history, the Monkees asked Jimi Hendrix to be the opening act for their tour of the US during the summer of 1967, as they hoped to appeal to a more sophisticated musical palette. The audience they drew, however, understandably failed to appreciate Hendrix's music. After joining the Monkees in Florida on July 8, Hendrix lasted only seven shows before abandoning the tour. It's said that Hendrix grew tired of the 'We want the Monkees' chant that greeted him every time he took the stage, and at the Forest Hills show on the 16th he flipped the bird at the less-than-enthusiastic crowd and stormed offstage, never to return. A story was concocted around that time, saying the Daughters of the American Revolution had complained that Hendrix's act was 'too erotic' for their children to see—a legend now firmly planted in Hendrix lore.

Auction Info

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