Chris Murray // Washington DC

Chris and friends meet Jimi Hendrix - thanks to a rooster head, 1968

What is happening in the photo?

Chris Lamborne, Jimi Hendrix, Chris Murray, Chris Grey. Lamborne was leaving for Vietnam the next day. Chris Murray and Chris Grey used to rent a large papier-mâché rooster head and go to concerts. This is a snap from an original polaroid, March 10 1968, in Washington DC after a concert by the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Washington Hilton Ballroom. (The full story of Jimi Hendrix and the rooster head, with variations in the comments section, is told in a Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/jimi-hendrix-a-rooster-and-three-hippies-walk-into-the-washington-hilton-/2018/03/07/ca9b5f94-2212-11e8-badd-7c9f29a55815_story.html.)

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Album: Chris Murray // Washington DC

Album of Chris Murray, owner of the famed Govinda Gallery in Georgetown, Washington DC. His people were from Cavan, Kerry, Galway and Cork.

The Govinda Gallery, founded by Chris Murray in Georgetown, Washington DC, in 1975, focused mainly on images of or by musicians. Chris’ own album includes some fabulous pictures of Chris with the likes of Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix, Donovan and Muhammad Ali, as well as many telling images of him growing up in New York and of his own family and grandchildren in Washington and in Co. Cavan.

Album: Chris Murray // Washington DC
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