Jimi Hendrix Fateful Jacket To Be Auctioned

08/17/2011
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(Rock News Desk) A jacket worn by Jimi Hendrix on the night he died is expected to make 25,000 at auction.

He left the custom-made military-style garment at a friend's home in London on the night of September 17, 1970. Hours later he was found dead by girlfriend Monika Dannermann in her nearby flat.

"In the late 1990s I was asked to evaluate memorabilia at a house in Notting Hill which had a psychedelic camper van in the front drive the gentleman owner had obviously been one of the hippy crowd in the 60s," Seller Ted Owen says. "He showed me the jacket and said Jimi left it at the house, and of course never came back for it. I explained I thought it was fantastic and he said, 'Why don't you take it as payment for your appraisal? It's of no use to me'." more rock news

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