Hendrix’s show was reviewed by another local luminary in the making, the novelist Tom Robbins, whose article in the alternative publication Helix wasn’t entirely complimentary, though Robbins did admit Hendrix was the consummate showman.
“What he lacks in content,” Robbins wrote, “he makes up in style.”
Hendrix died in 1970, but his name and music continue to attract attention and investment. Two blocks from Mercer Arena, billionaire Paul Allen opened what was originally a shrine to Hendrix — now known as the Museum of Popular Culture, or MoPOP. He also acquired the rights to this and more than two dozen photographs by Alberts.
Janie Hendrix, meanwhile, controls Experience Hendrix LLC, which manages Hendrix’s name, likeness and musical legacy.
See more photos courtesy of MoPOP below:
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