The Fascinating Last Photographs of Famous People

Photo credit: Monika Dannemann

Jimi Hendrix

Monika Dannemann, Jimi Hendrix’s girlfriend, snapped the last photographs of the legendary electric guitarist with his favorite instrument, nicknamed “Black Betty.” They were captured the day before his death. This is one of multiple photos published in Dannemann’s book, The Inner World of Jimi Hendrix. The musician looks somber in the image, but others in the rare series show him dreamily wandering with Betty in the garden behind Dannemann’s London apartment.