Jimi Hendrix’s pink feather boa to be sold at auction could fetch up to 15000 pounds. The star sported the Pink feather boa at his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival which let him fly to fame in the year 1967.
The Life Of Jimi Hendrix
Born as John Allen Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix started playing guitar at the age of 15. He moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and starting to play gigs on the chitlin’ circuit, gaining his place in the Isley Brothers’ backing band and later with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. Within months, Jimi Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: “Hey Joe”, “Purple Haze”, and “The Wind Cries, Mary”. After the electrifying performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in the year 1967 in the USA, Jimi Hendrix touched the peak of his fame, and in 1968 released Electric Ladyland, his third and final studio album which became number one hit album in the US at that time. Double LP, the first and only number one album of Jimi Hendrix, released successfully and broke all records making him the highest-paid performer. He captioned the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 before his accidental death in London from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.
How Jimi Hendrix’s Pink Feather Boa Landed On The Hands Of Photographer Karl Ferris
After Jimi Hendrix returned from the festival to London, the musician gave his famous boa to Karl Ferris who is now selling it in the run-up to the 50th anniversary of Hendrix’s death, aged 27, on September 18. Karl Ferris said that Hendrix gave an affectionate name to his boa. “Jimi called it his Magic Boa because it brought him much luck … as he wore it on … Are You Experienced and at his best ever concert, Monterey Pop,” Ferris said that he thought Jimi Hendrix’s 50th birthday would be the right time to offer the Magic Boa along with a selection of the photographs of Jimmy Hendrix that was snapped by the photographer back in 1967.
Auctioneer’ Paul Fairweather’s Opinion And Date of Auction
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather feels privileged to be able to auction musician Jimi Hendrix’s Magic boa that the musical legend wore on the cover of his seminal album. The boa, whose color has now changed to yellow on the album due to infrared film effect, will be auctioned at Merseyside-based Omega Auctions’ music memorabilia sale on September 8.