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Wide silver cuff bracelet was originally owned and worn by John Lennon, then given as a gift to Jimi Hendrix. A truly momentous piece of rock and roll memorabilia, as it was personally owned by two larger-than-life legends. As the well documented story goes, Hendrix performed the Beatles’ “Sergeant Pepper” as his opening song in a thrilling concert at the Saville in London in 1967. This was just a few days after the Beatles had released their most monumental album, “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Enamored with the Beatles’ imitation of his guitar riffs for “Foxy Lady”, this was Jimi’s way of paying tribute to the Beatles. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were at the show (not suprising as Jimi Hendrix was looked up to by most of the British musicians as the greatest guitar player who ever lived) and the three artists met after the performance. The bracelet presented here was given to Jimi following his show at the Saville. He saw it on the wrist of John Lennon, and upon admiring it, was immediately given the bracelet by a flattered John Lennon who said, “It’s yours, man.” This bracelet was stored along with other personal belongings of Jimi Hendrix by published author and journalist, Sharon Lawrence, who testified on Jimi’s behalf at his trial in Dec. 1969 in Toronto. Lawrence is mentioned in every book written on Hendrix and is believed to have been Jimi’s girlfriend at some point. Since, the bracelet has been in the possession of Will Simmons, road manager for Jackson Browne, and subsequently sold to our consignor. EX-MT condition with no tarnishing. Comes with LOA’s and documentation from Sharon Lawrence as well as our consignor.
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