Jimi Hendrix as Rock-n-Roll Icon at LiveAuctionTalk.com Rosemary McKittrick unearths the history behind the stuff in her weekly art, antiques and collectibles column. Visit the site. Sign up for a free weekly subscription.
News-Antique.com - Sep 23,2008 - Santa Fe, Sept. 24, 2008 – Jimi Hendrix remains an icon in the world of rock-and-roll. Baby boomers are obviously big Hendrix collectors because they grew up with his music and loved it.
His records, posters and photographs have transcended function and are now sought-after just because the name Hendrix is attached to them.
On June 25, Christie’s, New York, featured a selection of Hendrix items in its Pop Culture sale.
A 45 RPM Record; Jimi Hendrix Experience- Hey Joe/Stone Free; signed on top left corner; 7 inches by 7 inches sold for $4,375.
A Polaroid photo of Hendrix jamming with members of his short-lived band "Gypsy Sun and the Rainbows"; signed on the back of the photo; 4 ˝ inches by 3 ˝ inches sold for $3,250.
“I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to,” Hendrix said.
In the end the pop icon lived the life he chose.
As he had predicted two weeks earlier in a 1970 interview in Denmark, Hendrix died. He never reached his 28th birthday.
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