In 1968 guitar legend Jimi Hendrix shook hands with local radio personality, Pat O’Day during a school assembly at Seattle’s Garfield High, to the delight of everyone present. The special moment was captured on celluloid for posterity. This historic photo will become a life-size statue within the next year to commemorate the two men’s commitment to music education.
The statue is being sculpted by O’Day’s son, Jerry O’Day, Pat’s son and visual artist. A special VIP event took place last month at Gunnar Nordstrom Art Gallery in Bellevue, Washington to introduce the project, and raise money for Music Aid Northwest. You can see photos and join the Facebook page here.
See Seattle Rock Music Examiner Shelley Germeaux’s article here.
To find out more, or to become a partner or friend of the project, please visit http://hendrixoday.com