An authentic 1969 concert poster for the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Germany, with the famous “wire-hair” image designed by poster artist Günther Kieser.
This image was a “tour blank” used for a number of dates on the Experience’s January 1969 tour of Germany. For each tour date, the appropriate information was printed in the white space below.
Knowledgeable poster collectors are aware that the January 15 version of this poster from Stuttgart was simply a souvenir merchandising poster sold at Jimi’s concerts, in addition to other outlets. Therefore, that one version is not an advertising poster.
Otherwise, this Gunther Kieser Hendrix concert poster was used to sell tickets for the guitarist’s 1969 German tour dates of January 11 in Hamburg; January 12 in Düsseldorf; January 13 in Cologne; January 14 in Münster; January 15 in Munich; January 16 in Nuremburg; January 17 in Frankfurt (the one in this video); January 19 in Stuttgart (not Jan 15, like the merch poster); and January 23 in Berlin.
The complete wording as it reads on this poster, from top to bottom: Jimi Hendrix – Presented by Lippmann-Rau (the promoters).
(Now at the bottom in white space): Experience. Feat: Eire Apparent (the opening act).
17 Freitag, 17. Januar ’69, 19 + 21.45 Uhr (translation: Friday, January 17 at 7:00 and 9:45 PM)
Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Höchst Karten (ohne Vorverkaufsgebühr) ab DM 6,- (the venue and ticket price)
im Vorverkauf; Phonohaus; Pavillon der Städt. Bühnen; Verkehrsverein; Jahrhunderthalle und bek. Vorverkaufsstellen (the locations to buy tickets)
Anyway you look at it, this Jimi Hendrix concert poster by Kieser is a true masterpiece of beautiful design and colors that demands respect almost half-a-century later. It remains one of the most enduring images, of any kind, from the psychedelic Sixties.
Enthusiastically displayed and discussed by collector Pete Howard (phone 805-540-0020, email firstname.lastname@example.org). As a lifelong Hendrix fan who owned his three albums at the time and saw him in concert in 1970, I will pay top dollar for this or any original Jimi Hendrix Experience concert posters from 1967-1970.
And to view some more, albeit less attractive, Jimi Hendrix concert poster images, hop on over to this page here on my web site: http://www.postercentral.com/whentourblanksnotused.htm
Hi Pete I’m just after seeing your’e poster for the Jimi Hendrix tour of Germany in 1969,I played lead guitar with the Eire Apparent and was on that tour ,I have the same poster from the tour and as its an original i was wondering what it might be worth i also have it framed its a magnificent poster and looks just great ,which is surprising as it dates from 1969….David Taylor
I’m doing a radio documentary for German Radio on the Jimi Hendrix concert in Stuttgart on 19th of January 1969 and wonder if you would be available for an interview.
Hope to hear from you