Grandad fears ‘£25,000’ trousers worn by Jimi Hendrix are now worthless after he had them altered to fit him

Grandad fears ‘£25,000’ trousers worn by Jimi Hendrix are now worthless after he had them altered to fit him

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A GRANDAD fears red suede trousers he was given by guitar hero Jimi Hendrix — which could have fetched £25,000 — are worthless.

Mickey Martin, 73, said they were a gift for fetching Jimi drinks at a 1967 gig in Cheltenham.

Mickey believes the trousers lost a lot of their value when he decided to have them taken up three inches – so he could wear them out on the town
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Mickey says Hendrix gave him the distinctive trousers for fetching him drinks all night
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But he devalued them by having them altered to wear himself and by failing to get Jimi to sign them.

A guitar the rock legend famously “burnt” on stage sold for nearly a quarter of a million pounds in 2017.

A host of music memorabilia fans lined up to bid on the black Fender Stratocaster that Hendrix tricked his fans into thinking he destroyed at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967.


The moment he knelt down and poured lighter fluid onto the instrument before taking a match to it became one of the most iconic images in rock history.

But the guitarist was said to have been so fond of he couldn’t bring himself to destroy it – and switched it for a different guitar seconds before the stunt.

Hendrix died in London in 1970 at the age of 27 from drug-related asphyxia.


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