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JIMI HENDRIX:  Note to a Foxy Lady sells for $7,500

The "Foxy Lady" that Jimi Hendrix jumped off a stage to meet has just sold the note he sent to her for $7500.

Anthea Connell was 19 when the guitar god walked over to her at a Lincolnshire, England concert hall -- and then wrote a message on the back of a guitar strings package. Hendrix's note reads: "To Anthea, Love and kisses to you forever. I wish I could really talk to you. Stay sweet, Jimi Hendrix."

After holding onto the memento for a half-century, she tells Britain's Daily Mail she sold it to pay for a trip to New Zealand for her husband and herself. Adding that it "exceeded any expectations," Connell hopes "Jimi would approve. It's certainly a bit more rock 'n' roll than buying a new boiler or [insulating your windows]."


ELTON JOHN:  Receives a Harvard honor

Elton John will be honored next month by Harvard University for his HIV/AIDS activism.

The Rocket Man will receive the Harvard Foundation's Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award on November 6th when he delivers a lecture at the Ivy League school.

Named for the late Harvard professor, the Gomes Award has gone to fellow recording artists Lionel Richie andRihanna, actors James Earl Jones and Ruby Dee, and tennis star Arthur Ashe.

BRIAN WILSON, LITTLE ANTHONY:  Doo-wop documentary on the way

Brian Wilson is among the stars in an upcoming documentary about the pre-Beatles doo-wop groups.

Streetlight Harmonies, which will premiere November 14th at the Doc NYC Festival, has interviews with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Wilson, Little Anthony Gourdine and Charlie Thomas of The Drifters. There's also plenty of archival footage as director Brent Wilson traces the genre from its 1950s heyday to influences on modern-day boy bands. (Rolling Stone)

MORE BIG 95 MUSIC NEWS HEADLINES:  October 25th

Stevie Wonder's annual House Full of Toys show will feature songs from his classic '70s albums Talking Book and Innervisions. Set for December 10th at L.A.'s Staples Center, the show will benefit children, people with disabilities and families in need.

Brian Wilson and Al Jardine of The Beach Boys are among the music legends interviewed for the documentary Streetlight Harmonies. Debuting next month at a New York festival, the film looks at vocal harmony groups and how they influenced other artists.

Vanilla Fudge will headline the annual Westchester All Stars fundraiser for veterans. The show is set for December 1st at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, New York.

Michael Nesmith joined Micky Dolenz for several songs -- including “Me and Magdalena,” one of the originals on last year’s Good Times! album -- last weekend in Southern California.

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