Mitch Mitchell – Famous Granny Takes a Trip “Map Jacket” Worn With Jimi Hendrix Experience / Museum Exhibited / Pictured on Album Cover, Etc.
Mitch Mitchell’s legendary “map jacket”, owned and worn extensively by the Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer during his time with Hendrix. Mitchell can be seen wearing this jacket on the cover of the Jimi Hendrix Experience album Paris 67, and in other photographs.
Custom made by celebrated London clothier Granny Takes a Trip, this jacket was exhibited at Seattle’s Experience Music Project (now Museum of Pop Culture) as part of their 2015-2016 exhibition Hear My Train A’Comin: Hendrix Hits London (first exhibition photo and at the 27 second mark in the exhibition video, here), and at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum as part of their 2016-2017 exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution: Records and Rebels 1966-1970 (other exhibition photos). Mitchell was photographed in this jacket numerous times, and can be seen wearing it on the Paris 67 album cover and on various European picture sleeves for “Burning of the Midnight Lamp.”
The jacket was sold at auction by Mitchell’s widow, Dee Mitchell. It is in well worn but in good condition; because the interior lining had numerous tears, the Victoria and Albert Museum had the lining professionally restored for exhibition (the restoration was done with netting to preserve the original lining, and was meant for display, so we would strongly recommend against wearing it). The bottom button is missing.
A truly one-of-a-kind artifact from (in our opinion) rock’s greatest drummer, from his peak time with the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity noting the provenance, an original passport photo of Mitchell wearing the jacket, a copy of Paris 67, and digital copies of the Experience Music Project and Victoria and Albert exhibition photos.
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