World's Largest Collection Of JIMI HENDRIX Memorabilia To Be Auctioned

February 2, 2005

The following press release was issued by the Prudent Press Agency:

Jimi Hendrix is the ultimate rock icon — his influence still resonating throughout music, fashion and popular culture, nearly 35 years after his untimely death.

In November Cooper Owen auctioned the first selection of lots from this vast collection and now comes the second opportunity to own a piece of Hendrix history — all the lots up for grabs were made famous as exhibits in Jimi At The Marquee — The Ultimate Psychedelic Experience, the exhibition which ran from September to December 2004 to massive popular acclaim.

This astounding collection is originally a result of the dedication and diligence of Bob Terry, a single devoted fan. After seeing Hendrix live in 1967, he set about collecting anything and everything he could lay a hand on that was at all related to Hendrix, becoming close to many in Jimi's private circle — effectively establishing himself with those that mattered. Any items were gratefully received, from ticket stubs to personal recordings, and over the course of nearly forty years, Terry amassed the most complete collection of Hendrix memorabilia in the world.

"Bob was collecting before memorabilia was memorabilia," comments Ted Owen, Director of Cooper Owen.

"He wasn't looking to make a profit, or thinking about the prestige — he just loved Hendrix, plain and simple."

Highlights Of The Collection:

Guitars & Equipment

The Fender Stratocaster will forever be associated with Hendrix as his guitar of choice. Hendrix's complete mastery of his instrument meant he could play the guitar behind his head, with his teeth, really any way imaginable, leaving both peers and fans stunned with his ability and showmanship.

* Three original guitars, including what is believed to be the only left-handed guitar owned by Hendrix

* Microphone and microphone box from the last Hendrix U.S. tour, with Jimi's doodles and amp settings inside the lid

Clothing And Personal Effects

Hendrix's unique style and attitude sparked hundreds of new trends. Hendrix became a style guru for his millions of fans — reinforcing his iconic status for that generation.

* Elk skin fringe jacket

* Psychedelic shirt

* High School yearbook

Jimi's Phone Bill

* For £125.65

Hotel Room Keys

* From a selection of hotels

Model Wearing Hendrix's own jacket

* Elk skin Fringe


Given Hendrix's fame a surprisingly small number of photographs are available to his fans. The auction will draw from an enormous archive of images — many of which have never been seen before.


Jimi was extraordinarily prodigious — if he wasn’t playing he was writing, if not writing, doodling — these personal outpourings provide unique insights into the way his mind worked and how his creative juices flowed.

Promotional Materials

Ever since he burst on the music scene, Hendrix releases have hit the streets with dizzying frequency. Each of these releases required artwork, poster art, and other promotional materials.

* Tour programmes, tickets and handbills from an amazing array of Hendrix concert dates

* Prop from the photo shoot, and test album cover proofs from the notorious UK Track Records version of Electric Ladyland

See for sale catalog.

The world's largest collection of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia is to be auctioned at London's Hard Rock Cafe on Wednesday, February 16 starting at 10:30 a.m.

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