Jimi Hendrix memorabilia highlights Bonhams entertainment sale

Jimi Hendrix collectibles proved popular at Bonhams' Entertainment Memorabilia sale on December 10 in London, with his shoulder bag leading bids.

Thanks to his iconic Sixties style, Hendrix's clothes and accessories often see big bids

The green fringed shoulder bag is typical of Hendrix's style, and a black and white photo of the guitarist in his London flat in 1967 shows a very similar bag on the floor behind him. It sold for £13,750 ($21,564).

Also selling well was Hendrix's personal guitar maintenance kit, including pick-ups, machine heads and strings, as well as a broken Gretsch headstock and tailpiece. A treasure trove for guitarists, it sold for £10,625 ($16,663).

The kit came from the estate of Mitch Mitchell, drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, who kept it for Hendrix in his drum cases so that it was readily available on tour.

Also selling was a biker jacket worn by Joe Strummer, which was custom made for him by designers Krystyna Kolowska and Alex Michon at the start of his career with the Clash. Inspired by Jackson Pollock's drip paintings, it sold for £5,625 ($8,812).

Strummer later added an image of a running policeman to the back of the jacket, the photo taken during the Notting Hill riots. He wore it on the White Riot tour in 1976, as well as in the June 1977 issue of Record Mirror magazine.

Paul Fraser Collectibles offers a fantastic selection of music memorabilia for sale.

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