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Love note from Jimi Hendrix expected to fetch thousands

A photo of the note signed by rock legend Jimi Hendrix

A woman from Nottinghamshire who received a personal note from Jimi Hendrix says she's been overwhelmed by the media attention she's received since deciding to put the note up for auction.

69-year-old Anthea Connell from West Bridgford was given the handwritten note by the guitar legend back in 1967, when Hendrix came off the stage to speak to her and then wrote on a guitar strings packet, ‘To Anthea. Love and kisses to you forever. I wish I could really talk to you. Stay sweet. JimiHendrix’.

With the note now due to go under the hammer today (23 October), Anthea says the media frenzy caused by the news of the auction has left her 'feeling like Paris Hilton.'

Apart from meeting Jimi in person, way back in 1967, I can’t think of anything more exciting, exhilarating, exhausting or nerve-wracking than the attention I received from the media when the news was released that I was about to auction his autograph.

When I emailed Hansons back in August I had absolutely no idea the lovely signed message which Jimi gave me 50 years ago would cause such a sensation.

For one whole week I felt a bit like Paris Hilton - minus the curves, the LouisVuitton luggage and the miniature dog, of course.

– Anthea Connell
A photo of Anthea Connell back in 1967 (left) and her with her signed note this year (right)

Anthea's signed note goes on sale at Hansons Auctioneers in Derbyshire later today.

It is expected to fetch around £2,000 to £3,000.