Art & Design

Jimi Hendrix, 1967

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The shot of Jimi Hendrix was taken on February 11, 1967 after his gig at the Blue Moon Club in Cheltenham, England. Hendrix had come to the country in September and at this early stage he was playing small gigs at local clubs. That night he was understandably unhappy having been paid just £30 for the night, covering him, his band, and the journey to and from London (£10 was average weekly wage in those days).

He was sitting in a filthy cramped backstage storeroom and I remember sitting in the sink to take the photograph because that was the only space left.

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