Dan and Mae Hitchcock

Month Magazine  December 1993

    In the summer of 1959, Jimi Hendrix’s father, Al, went down to Myer’s Music on First Avenue and bought Jimi his guitar.  He also bought himself a saxophone, so they could play together.  In the years before it closed in 1984, Meyer’s Music was a popular shop for many local up-and-coming musicians, including Quincy Jones.

     On November 21, the Jimi Hendrix Memorial Mural above the former Myer’s Music location was dedicated in front of an enthusiastic crowd.  The mural’s potent images, stroked by Dan and Mae Hitchcock, reflect the power of Jimi’s music.

     “Jimi had the ability to take a simple song and make it intense and amplified.  We attempted to accomplish the same above the store that started it all.”

     Everyone should check it out! The mural can be seen by going to the historical location on the east side of the 1200 block of First Avenue (just ½  a block south of the Seattle Art Museum).


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