Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Long Lost Jimi Hendrix Song Goes On Auction Block

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A long-lost recording by the man who created “Purple Haze” could soon be earning a lot of green for one lucky person.

That’s because a 40-year-old song co-written and recorded by Jimi Hendrix is going on the auction block in October.

The tune is a fast three-minute rocker called “Station Break” and it’s one of the earliest solo recordings of Hendrix.

The rock legend co-wrote the song with producer Jerry Simon, who kept a reel-to-reel tape of his performance in a closet at his home in Woodstock, New York, until rediscovering it in 1994.

Now, Simon is auctioning off that tape, as well as half of the ownership rights, the right to digitally remaster the recording and half of all mechanical license royalties, as well as half of all public performance royalties to the highest bidder.

The auction takes place October 26 and representatives will only speculate on the minimum worth of the tune, guessing that, “it’s worth more than $100.”

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