Published On: Thu, Aug 31st, 2017

Hendrix love letter to 'awestruck fan' auctioned

A love letter written on the again of a packet of guitar strings by Jimi Hendrix to an “awestruck” fan goes up for public sale.

It was penned on 25 March 1967 forward of a efficiency on the Jimi Hendrix Expertise in The Starlight Room at Boston Gilderdome.

Anthea Connell was sitting with a bottle of cola whereas her boyfriend’s band have been organising their devices.

Hendrix noticed her from the stage and jumped off and made his method on to her.

Mrs Connell mentioned: “He began speaking to me and I used to be so shocked I am unable to even keep in mind what we mentioned.

“I might like to let you know we had a deep and significant dialog – I will need to have mumbled one thing.

“I used to be completely awestruck. Jimi Hendrix was an entire icon.”

Jimi Hendrix wrote this note to Anthea Connell at a gig in 1967 on the back of a guitar strings packet.
Jimi Hendrix wrote this notice on the again of a guitar strings packet.

Hendrix reportedly requested his bandmates Mitch Mitchell and Noe Redding for one thing to jot down on and returned with the packet of guitar strings.

He had written: “To Anthea – Love and kisses to you without end. I want I may actually discuss to you. Keep candy, Jimi Hendrix.”

The phrase “actually” is emphasised with an underline.

Mrs Connell’s husband, Steve, mentioned: “Having seen images of her in 1960s, I can perceive why Jimi went over.”

Anthea Connell in 1967
Anthea Connell in 1967

Mrs Connell was extra modest, saying: “I believe it was as a result of, on the time, I used to be the one woman int he ballroom.”

She is now promoting the notice, which is framed and accompanied with autographs from Mitchell and Reed.

“If I used to be damaged into and it was stolen I might be heartbroken. I may lose it without end,” mentioned Mrs Connell.

“I’ve two kids however they’d reasonably I spent any cash raised from promoting the autograph on one thing for myself.

“I might like to go to to see my cousin in New Zealand and the cash may assist pay for that.”

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