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On this day 04/09/08

On this day 04/09/08: A guitar owned by Jimi Hendrix was sold at auction for £280,000. It was the first guitar that Hendrix had torched on stage when he set light to it at a gig at the Astoria, London in March 1967. The stunt left Hendrix with minor burns. Also sold at the auction was the first contract between the Beatles and Brian Epstein, which sold for £240,000. The auction also included the sale of Jim Morrison's last notebook for £58,000.

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