#TBT Jimi Hendrix Playground, c. 1968

Even though it’s properly a sculpture, the Alice in Wonderland statue in NYC’s Central Park is essentially used as a play feature:  every time I visit there are 20 or so kids climbing up the rabbit and hiding under the mushrooms.  It was thus in the 1970s too, when Linda Eastman (soon to be McCartney) took some rather sweet photos of Jimi Hendrix and band and kids draped over the statue.   The playful images were his choice for the cover of Electric Ladyland, though the record label overruled him and picked something quite…different.  And now our count of playgrounds-on-vintage-rock-album-covers stands at 2.  [see the other one here]

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