B41828 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience Autographed 1967 Malmo Handbill (Sweden)
An extremely rare double-sided handbill that was produced to promote the Jimi Hendrix Experience performance that took place at the Bongo New Orleans Club, Malmo, Sweden on 23rd May 1967. It has been autographed on the front by Jimi Hendrix and the group’s manager Chas Chandler. The signed handbill is accompanied by a letter from the original recipient that reads:
‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience was performing on Klubb Bongo on Friisgatan in Malmö on May 23, 1967. They had 2 shows, one at 7:30 pm and one at 10 pm. Both shows were off course (sic) fully booked. I was 16 years old. My friend and I were sitting on the bus on our way to Malmö from Helsingborg. The bus driver had the radio on and the song “Hey Joe” was playing. We thought it was a funny coincidence as we were on the way to Klubb Bongo to experience the concert with Jimi Hendrix for the first time. When we arrived at Klubb Bongo l went up the stairs passing the floor the Namelosers were playing and continued to the third floor. In an area which looked like an office space I spotted the American guitarist getting ready for his show. I waited outside and when he came towards I asked for an autograph. Jimi Hendrix had his mind on something else and passed by me without a word. I did not give up. “Please could I get your autograph”. He stopped and turned his guitar, which was hanging on his back, upside down. He placed the program sheet on the guitar and wrote his autograph. I was very excited. I followed Jimi down the stairs to second floor and noticed a man standing at the bottom of the stairs with crossed arms. I immediately got an interesting impression of the man. I did not know who the man was but he seemed thrilled and happy and I got the feeling that he had something to do with the concert. So I decided to ask him for his autograph which he wrote on the same concert sheet. The signed concert program ended up in a memory box and it was not until 30 years later, when I was decorating my music room and took it out, that I started to wonder who that man really was. I soon realized that it was no other than Jimi Hendrix manager and the former bassist in The Animals, Chas Chandler’.
The handbill measures 14.75cm x 21cm (5.75 inches x 8.25 inches). It has been folded leaving horizontal and vertical crease lines. The condition is very good.
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