[tweetmeme] [fbshare type=”button”] According to the Telegraph.co.uk, the frock coat legendary guitarist JIMI HENDRIX wore on the night of his death, is being tipped to sell for £25,000 at an auction to be held by The Frame Bureau on the 24th of August.
Hendrix accidentally left the custom-made garment at an aristocratic friend’s house in London hours before his untimely death aged 27 in 1970.
The unnamed eccentric Lord kept hold of the military grey jacket until he gave it to a pop memorabilia expert as payment for valuing his collection of rock items in the 1990s. Ted Owen stored the coat at his mother’s house but feared she had given it to charity when she got rid of a load of his old clothes in a clear out about 10 years ago.
It was only when he was sifting through other items at the property in July that he found the Hendrix coat at the bottom of a suitcase. Mr. Owen has now decided to sell the jacket that has five buttons down the front and four on each sleeve at auction.
Hendrix had worn the jacket at a gathering at the Lord’s home in Notting Hill, London, on September 17, 1970. He left the jacket there and returned to girlfriend Monika Dannermann’s flat in Notting Hill. She found Hendrix’s body in bed during the early hours of September 18. He had choked on his own vomit.