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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
RECORDS DISCLOSURE COVER SHEET
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RECORDS MANAGE24ENT DIVISION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20535
Subject of Request:
Jimi Hendrix, aka
James Marshall Hendrix
Mr. A. J. Weberman
Independent Associ a tes
6 Bleecker Street
New York, New York 10012
Dear Mr. Weberman:
FOIPA No. 72,131
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JUN
5 1'9'80
Enclosed are copies of documents from our files. Where noted on the enclosed
documents, e xcisions have been made in order to protect materials which are exempted
from disclosure by the following subsections of Title 5, United States Code, Section
552 and Section 552a. The exemption number(s) indic ated by a mark appearing in the
block to the left of the subsection cited constitutes the authority for withholding
the deleted material. (See Form 4-694a, enclosed, for an explanation of these exemp-
tions). You will note that whenever page(s) have been withheld in their entirety
a sheet has been substituted listing the number of page(s), the identity of their
l ocation within the file, and exemptions under which they were withheld. When a
deletion is made from the enclosed pages, the appropriate subsection exempting that
information is noted opposite the deletio n.
Section 552 Section 552a
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withheld in their e ntirety.
The dec isio n to withhold exempt portio ns of our records is the responsibility
of William H. Webster, Director of the FBI.
CZ] Unless noted and explained, a search of references to the subject of your
request in the files of other individuals or organizations, i.e., "see" references,
was not undertaken. To ve rify most "see" references requires information identifying
the individual(s) and/ or organization(s) with whom the subject of your request associated
and the time frame of the association(s). Should you desire a s e arch of "se e" r e f e rences,
please advise of the details de scribing the s pe cific incident or occurrence and
time frame. Thereafter, eff orts will be made to locate, retrieve and process any
such record.
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Mr . Alan Jules Weberman
Independent Research Associates
6 Bleecker Street
New York, New York 10012
Dear Mr . Weberman:
U.S. of J usticc
Office of the Associate Attorney General
Jlla.1·/1i11i:tu11, n.c. 205](}
JUL I 0 1980
Re: James Douglas Morrison,
Pat Dashes & James Marshall Hendrix
This is to advise yo u that your admi ni strative appeal
to the Associate Attorney General from the action by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation on your
request for information f rom the files of the Department of
Justice was   by this Offi ce on June 16, 1980.
This Office has a s ubstantial backlog of pending appeals
received prior to yours and a s hortage of attorneys. In an
at tempt to afford each appellant e qual and impartial treatment,
we have acloptecl' a general practice of assigning appea l s to
Office attorneys in the approximat e order of receipt. Your
appeal has been assigned number 80-1207 . Please mention this
number i n any future correspondence with this Office concerning
this specific appeal .
We will noti fy you of the decision of the Associate
Attorney General on your appeal as soon as we can. The
necessi ty of this delay is regretted and iour continuing
courtesy is appreciated.

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dmi nistrative Staff Assistant
Office of Privacy and Information
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Enclosed herewith for the Buffalo Division is
certified copy number 25275 concerning ·the arrest of the
above-captioned individual for and riding in.. . . .
motor vehicle without permis"sion ""'o+ owner on May 5, 1961,
and "two copies _of LHM. . ·   · ·
inasmi.ich as· Buffa.lo "Divis.ion-advised they would
forward the certified copy of court proceedings together
with only two LHM's, two copies of the I.HM are being
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RE:
June 11,
MARSHALL
JAMES known as
also drix
Jimmy Hen
HENDRIX,
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Tbe following FBI rocord, NUMBER
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All descriptive factors (if o.ny) furnished by you match
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Description and Related Data:
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Dear Mr. Weberman:
U.S. Department ofJustice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, D. C. 20535
JAN 2 8 1982
Reference is made to the letter to you from Associate
Attorney General John H. Shenefield, United States Department
of Justice, dated August 13, 1980, pertaining to your
administrative appeal (No. 80-1207) from the action of the
FBI on your r equest for access to records pertaining to
James Marshall Hendrix, also known as Jimi Hendrix.
Referenced letter advised that classified material
was to be referred to the Department of Justice Review Committee
(DJRC) for review and determination whether it warrants continued
classification under Executive Order 12065.
Prior to presentation to the DJRC, the FBI declassified
certain portions of the enclosed documents which were previously
furnished to you as an enclosure to our letter dated June 5,
1980. Certain portions of the enclosed pages continue to
be exempt pursuant to Title 5, United States Code, Section
552, subsections (b)(l) and (b)(7)(C). An explanation of
exemptions is enclosed.
The remaining classified material was presented
to the DJRC on December 11, 1981, at which time classification
was upheld.
Enclosures (2)
Sincerely yours,
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Pr ivacy Acts Section
Records Management Division
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JAME
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Jimmy Hendrix
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DATE: 6/11/69

:ALL :tT\!.:"/,::o'.I COKTAINED
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:Enclosed herewith for; the Buffalo Division is
certified copy number 25275 concerning the arrest of the
above-captioned individual for taking and riding in a
motor vehicle without permissioh of owner on May 5, 1961,
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The following Fl3I record, NUllillER
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CONTRIDUTOR. OF
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All descripti,·e factors (if any) furnished by you match
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Description and Related Data:
Race:
Negro
Sex: Male
Height: 5-11
\\'eight: 147
Hair: -Black
Eyes: Brown
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Date and Place of Ilirrh: 11-27--12 - Seattle, Washington
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Occupation: ?1Iusician

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