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Jimi Hendrix love note to Foxy Lady set to fetch £3,000

Rock legend: Guitar hero Jimi Hendrix PICTURE: REX

A LOVE note from Jimi Hendrix to a star-struck teenager 50 years ago is set to fetch £3,000 at an auction.

The late US rock legend wrote the message on the back of a packet of guitar strings he gave to Anthea Connell, then 19, at a gig in 1967.

Star-struck teenager: Mrs Connell aged 19 PICTURE: HANSONS AUCTIONEERS

She was with her then boyfriend Eddie Cooke — whose Sons & Lovers band were supporting Jimi at the Boston Gilderdrome in Lincolnshire.

Hendrix, whose songs include Foxy Lady and Purple Haze, went over for a chat after his band set up.

He handed her the note that read: ‘To Anthea. Love and kisses to you forever. I wish I could really talk to you. Stay sweet. Jimi Hendrix’.

Sweet note: Jimi’s missive PICTURE: PA

The mum-of-two, now 69, said: ‘I’d love to tell you that we had a deep and meaningful conversation, but have no recollection of it. I was totally awestruck — Jimi Hendrix was a complete icon.’

Mum: Anthea Connell with the note PICTURE: PA

Mrs Connell, of West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, hopes the sale will help fund a trip to New Zealand.

Husband Steve, 65, said: ‘Having seen photos of her in the 1960s, I can understand why Jimi went over.’

Hansons Auctioneers in Derbyshire are handling the sale on October 23.