Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Musical letters.

I love this cute original letter that Jimi Hendrix wrote to a girlfriend. You can almost hear him singing it as you read it:

little girl.....
happiness is within unlock the chains from your heart and let yourself grow—
like the sweet flower you are.....
I know the answer—
Just spread your wings and set yourself
Love to you forever
Jimi Hendrix

I found it on Letters of Note, who publish original letters. There are some astonishing letters: a gorgeously sweet one from Iggy Pop to a fan, a letter from Murry Wilson to his son Brian explaining why the Beach Boys were no good (shortly before he went on to record Pet Sounds), and a crazy one from Mark Chapman to a memorabilia dealer, wondering how much the copy of Double Fantasy he got John Lennon to sign before he shot him was worth. Twat.


  1. So great! I immediately read your post to my boyfriend who is a HUGE Jimi Hendrix fan and loves all things musical. We'll check out the site.

  2. how beautiful - it's timeless! it can be interpretted for love between friends, lovers or family.
    xoxo alison

  3. this is so cute!!!
    I love all the things you post about on your blog,
    it's very enlightening
    Rianna Bethany xxx

  4. Awww... so going to have to check that out!

  5. oh wow, this is really cute! ...what a great find.

  6. This is so wonderful! I also love Jimi's handwriting :)

    I have been reading your blog for a while but this is my 1st comment. I truly enjoy your writing!


  7. that is beautiful- sigh. Jimi Hendrix had such a wonderful soul- what a great site that is.

    And yes, twat.

  8. Thanks Jean, I really appreciate it!

    Glad you agree, Rose. Utter TWAT.