A 1965 FENDER Stratocaster which once belonged to rock legend Jimi Hendrix sold for $190,000 (GBP100,000) at a London auction of memorabilia dedicated to the PURPLE HAZE star.

The huge collection of instruments, signed records and posters was originally collected by BOB TERRY, a former friend of Hendrix, before he sold it to another enthusiast.

Other notable sales included a poem written by Hendrix two weeks after his legendary appearance at 1967's MONTERY POP FESTIVAL which fetched $19,000 (GBP10,000) and a signed copy of HEY JOE which went under the hammer for $3,800 (GBP2,000).

The sale, billed as the largest collection of Hendrix memorabilia to ever be auctioned, was held at London's Hard Rock cafe yesterday (16FEB05).

17/02/2005 14:07