Lot #4082
Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969 Albert Hall Contact Sheets

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Estimate: $400+

Description

Pair of vintage glossy 10 x 8 contact sheets containing images of the Jimi Hendrix Experience rehearsing for their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 1969, with one featuring 12 images and the other featuring 10; each image offers a unique and compelling shot of Hendrix playing his guitar. Reverse of both photos bear a S.K.R. Photos of London copyright stamp. In overall very good to fine condition, with corner creases, surface impressions from notations on the backs, and two of the images circles in ballpoint. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience's two gigs at the Royal Albert Hall, on February 18 and 24, 1969, were their first and final headline performances at the iconic venue. Tensions had been growing between band members and management for several months, but these were put aside for these two concerts, which would be remembered as some of the band’s best and most successful late performances. Throwing out their usual set list, Hendrix and the band instead chose to play several of his blues songs, including 'Hear My Train a Comin’,' 'Red House,' and 'Bleeding Heart.' These two shows, the final European performances by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, would go on to immortalize Jimi’s legacy.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #546 - Ended March 14, 2019