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On This Day 31/03/1967

On This Day 31/03/1967: Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar for the first time at a concert at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, London. The flames leapt to four feet and burnt Jimi's hands. He managed to continue the set but later had to go to a hospital. In 2008, the guitar sold for $450,000 at auction.

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