The day before Jimi Hendrix died on September 17, 1970, these serene photographs were taken during his stay at the Samarkand Hotel. Jimi can be seen enjoying his favorite Fender Stratocaster guitar, a spot of tea and some outdoor activities. Apparently Hendrix and his girlfriend, Monika Danneman, spent the majority of the sunny day strolling King’s Road, shopping for clothes at the Chelsea antiques market and visiting the Cumberland Hotel.
These are the last known photographs ever taken of the great rock guitarist, who tragically died at the age of 27 from a barbiturate overdose. Dannemann revealed years later that Hendrix had taken nine of her prescription Vesparax sleeping pills, many, many times the recommended dosage.
via Vintage Everyday