Legendary Jimi Hendrix shots to go on show in Leeds

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The works of legendary rock and roll photographer Gered Mankowitz will be exhibited in Leeds in March with a special show focusing on his images of Jimi Hendrix.

His exhibition – The Jimi Hendrix Experience – will be presented at White Cloth Gallery on Aire Street.

The show will help to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and guests will be entertained with three exhibitions plus a performance from a live band.

Prints are also for sale.

A spokesman said: “Gered’s photos were taken at a pivotal point in Jimi Hendrix’s short career.

These iconic portraits capture the mystery and otherworldliness defining his public image, just as Gered’s 1965-67 portraits of the Rolling Stones defined them as the antithesis of the Beatles.

“This Hendrix exhibition gives a clear insight into the real Jimi relaxing upbeat, smiling and happy.”

Gerad said: “Jimi was so positive and excited about what was happening to him.

“He was easy to work with and a pleasure to be around. Jimi was very shy and retiring, humble and modest.

“Not starry or assertive and that pretty well remained the case during the time that I knew him.

“There was a complete contrast between the man on stage and the man in person.”

It will take place Wednesday March 5 with a 6pm start time.

Also exhibiting will be the celebrated Slim Aarons who served as a photographer for the US military magazine Yank during World War II.

The gallery is located at Aireside House, Leeds, LS1 4HT next to Leeds City station.

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