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Hendrix's message of love to young fan sells for PS7,000.

A SCRIBBLED message of love from rock god Jimi Hendrix to a young fan has been sold for PS7,000 - twice its estimate.

The Mercury revealed three weeks ago how Anthea Connell met the guitar hero in 1967 when he spoke to her at a concert - then wrote her a note on the back of a packet of guitar strings.

It read: "To Anthea. Love and kisses to you forever. I wish I could really talk to you. Stay sweet. Jimi Hendrix.'" ."

Anthea, now 69, was smitten by the genius who had hits with rock classics such as Purple Haze, Hey Joe and All Along The Watchtower.

Now the note has sold for an impressive figure, more than paying for a trip she and her husband are planning to New Zealand. The mum-oftwo, now retired from her job in Student Support Services at Nottingham Trent University, said: "Apart from meeting Jimi in person, way back in 1967, I can't think of anything more exciting, exhilarating, exhausting or nerve-racking than the attention I have received recently."

Hendrix was playing at The Starlight Room at the Gliderdrome in Boston, Lincolnshire with The Jimi Hendrix Experience that night - March 25, 1967 - and decided he wanted to give Anthea a memento she would never forget. Little did she know at the time that it would end up being worth a small fortune 50 years later.


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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Oct 29, 2017
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