Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Young Jimi Hendrix Liked to Draw College Football Players

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Sometimes it takes an outsider to remind you just how cool your own backyard is.

Take the Rock Hall, which Clevelanders like to poo-poo but out-of-towners tend to celebrate. "There probably shouldn't be a rock hall at all," we've heard them say, "But if there's going to be one, it's pretty damn cool that it's in Cleveland."

Paul Lukas, ESPN's uniform expert — yes, there is such a thing — recently toured the Rock Hall documenting all the sports-related memorabilia. Among our favorite tidbits that we've overlooked in recent visits: drawings by a then teen-aged Jimi Hendrix. Or James Hendrixs, as he signed them.

Deft little artistic touch there. And, like Lukas, we love that Hendrix denotes in the top right hand corner the colors are "EXACT COLORS." So nerdy.

jimi-hendrix-sports.jpg

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar