Mitch Mitchell‘s widow Dee Mitchell has warned Jimi Hendrix fans to beware of fake memorabilia currently flooding online auction sites.
As reported by Noise 11, Dee Mitchell has alerted fans of items on sale – such as equipment, clothes, books and instruments – that have been falsely attributed as having come ‘From The Estate of Mitch Mitchell’ or from herself.
According to Mitchell, most of the items fans may see online are “tacky, cheap rubbish” and advises collectors to “ask for plenty of authentication, dates, and a full provenance with loads of information” before making a purchase.
“Any provenance from me would be detailed and packed with information,” she said, adding that those interested in any memorabilia should “take great care not to buy anything which seems a bit dodgy”.
“Please, don’t get ripped off. Far too many already have. Let the buyer beware.”
Meanwhile, a new Jimi Hendrix documentary and CD are being lined up for release over the next few months.
On September 4, Showtime will air Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, a new film about Hendrix’ Atlanta Pop set.
Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings will release the DVD and Blu-ray version on October 30, which will feature bonus content not included in the broadcast version.
Electric Church features interviews with Hendrix’s Experience band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson, Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, festival organizer Alex Cooley and many others.
The film contains colour 16mm footage of Hendrix’s appearance on July 4, 1970, which took place ten weeks before his death.
Freedom: Jimi Hendrix Experience Atlanta Pop Festival – due on August 28 – includes six performances not seen in the Showtime documentary.
This will be available as a 2CD set and also as a 200-gram 2LP vinyl set.
The first 5,000 vinyl units will be individually numbered.
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival 2CD/2LP VINYL (release date: August 28)
Spanish Castle Magic
Room Full Of Mirrors
Hear My Train A Comin’
Message To Love
All Along The Watchtower
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Star Spangled Banner
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church DVD/Blu-ray (release date: October 30)
Contains performances of three additional songs not included in the broadcast version of the film, and other never before released Hendrix bonus content.
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