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A double sided, Original Handbill from a noteworthy and legendary Hendrix event! Stories about the Newport 1969 festival at Devonshire Downs have been told and passed down for generations. Its popularity in folklore naturally revolves mostly around the legendary Jimi Hendrix.

 

For starters, it was attended by an estimated 200,000 fans, which was not only the largest festival at that time (only to be topped by Woodstock a couple months later), but it was certainly the largest audience Jimi had performed to up until that point. Then things got weird. The Jimi Hendrix Experience headlined Friday (the first night) and their set was sub-par and confusing. Apparently it seemed Jimi may have gotten dosed prior to stepping on the stage to play.

 

To make matters worse, the festival was policed by the Hell’s Angels, whom were not known as being friendly when it came to organized chaos. There were several hundred people injured from riots that apparently broke out near the entrance gates. The three day festival was also stocked with inadequate food, drink and restroom facilities, as well as poor stage sound during several performances.

 

The good news? Jimi Hendrix prevailed by returning on Sunday for a second set! The Sunday set was an expansive improvisational jam with Eric Burdon, Buddy Miles, Tracy Nelson, and Mother Earth. Jimi’s enthusiastic participation won over the crowd and it proved to be THE highlight of the entire weekend! 

 

Handbill – Newport Pop Festival Devonshire Downs 1969

Grade – PAE Excellent 73

Bands/Bill – The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Love, Jethro Tull, Marvin Gaye, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ike & Tina Turner, Steppenwolf, Spirit, Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, Eric Burdon, Albert King, more.

Venue – Devonshire Downs

City – Northridge, CA

Date – 6/20-22/69

Dimensions – 6" x 7 1/2"

Printing – Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

 

*****This Handbill is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

 

*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1969-Jimi Hendrix-Newport Pop Festival Devonshire Downs Concert Handbill-PAE Graded Excellent “73”1969-Jimi Hendrix-Newport Pop Festival Devonshire Downs Concert Handbill-PAE Graded Excellent “73”
1969-Jimi Hendrix-Newport Pop Festival Devonshire Downs Concert Handbill-PAE Graded Excellent “73”
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Auction closed on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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