February 2015 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Jimi Hendrix's 1969 Bar Tab

Hendrix Bar Invoice 11467.jpgOne of the distinctly groovier objects one might acquire in California this week is Jimi Hendrix's overdue bar bill. This slip of paper, dated October 31, 1969--less than a year before the legendary rock guitarist died at the age of 27--and addressed to Hendrix asks that he pay his Halloween evening's delinquent beverage tab of $44.25 because "The Scene needs the money badly." The Scene, owned by Steve Paul, was a popular club on West 46th Street in Manhattan. So reads the fine print at the bottom: "Please make checks payable to PEACE and FREEDOM DISCOTHEQUE, INC."  

This neat bit of music memorabilia will be offered by Schubertiade Music & Arts LLC for $1,200 at this weekend's California International Antiquarian Book Fair. To nab the tab, visit booth 106.

Image Courtesy of the CA Book Fair.