Jimi Hendrix’s London flat open 15-26 September at Handel House Museum: two music legends for the price of one

Jimi Hendrix spent a good deal of 1968 ensconced in the top floor flat of 23 Brook Street, formerly home to the composer George Frideric Handel and now the Handel House Museum. And to mark the 40th anniversary of the guitar hero’s premature passing, an exhibition on his life and work will run until 7 November. For a 12-day stretch from 15-26 September you’ll also be able to explore the flat itself, usually an office for museum staff.

Jimi Hendrix, the blue plaque outside his flat in London, and his Statue on the Isle of Wight

Left: Hendrix, the legend (Photo Francisca:Flickr), Top Right: The Hendrix Statue on the Isle of Wight commemorating his performance at the first ever Isle of Wight Festival (Photo AutieP:Flickr), Bottom Right, the blue plaque above his flat in London (Photo Steve Hunnisett:Flickr)

If you’re in London on 18  September there’s a Jimi Hendrix tribute at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill with a top line-up of up-and-coming bands performing the great man’s songs. For those of you who can’t wait that long here’s a playlist we’ve borrowed from YouTube to tantalise your earbuds…

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