Jimi Hendrix Burning his Strat, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967
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Jimi Hendrix Burning his Strat, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967

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By Jim Marshall
About the image
Jimi Hendrix's performance at The Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967 is widely regarded as the seminal moment of his career. Having made a name for himself among the Rock & Roll elite in London in the previous months, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were introduced by none other than Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. The band played several of their new songs along with four popular covers, including "Wild Thing" and "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan. At the end of his performance, he stunned the audience by setting his guitar on fire and tossing the bits into the crowd.

About this shot Jim Marshall has said, "I was right up close to him. I don't know if it was planned but a few numbers before the end he says to me, "You got plenty of film left?" I said I did and he just told me to get ready, he didn't say shit but I was ready and he set fire to the f**king guitar. The crowd went wild it was f**king incredible."

Collector's Notes:
This is a signed photograph. Jim Marshall’s iconic photographs are now extraordinarily rare, as very few were printed and signed at the time of his passing. A small inventory is still held by the estate. Please contact us for pricing and availability.  

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Jimi Hendrix Burning his Strat, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967
Jimi Hendrix Burning his Strat, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967


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