Jimi Hendrix

Photography by Barrie Wentzell

During a break in rehearsals I asked Jimi if I could take a few pictures, he said “sure,” so we set off to find a location, which proved somewhat difficult. I needed some daylight to shoot with and the studio was windowless. Eventually, we found one small window in a stairwell but so many people were using it that it was difficult to overcome people pushing past Jimi and a passerby nearly hit his guitar. I think we had a brief period of maybe two minutes when all was clear and I managed to get half a roll of film shot. Jimi was good humored and then we spent some time finding our way back to the studio so he could continue the show.


Jimi Hendrix before his Top of the Pops appearance at the BBC TV Studios in London, 1967.

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Edition: What makes an edition ”limited”? Limited to 50
Location: London, GBR
Year: 1967
Color: Black & White
Process: What is a silver gelatin print? Silver Gelatin

30" × 40"
Archival Pigment
Aspect: Tall

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