Next month fans of rock legend Jimi Hendrix will be able to gain an access to his central London home and exclusive memorabilia. Hosted by the Handel House Museum, the Hendrix In Britain exhibition will run from 25th August – 7th November, and access to the Hendrix’s flat will be between September 15th-26th.
Handwritten lyrics, clothing and other memorabilia will go on display for the Hendrix in Britain exhibition. It will be hosted by the Handel House Museum at 25 Brook Street, in Mayfair, in September.
He lived at 23 Brook Street in 1968 but it now forms one property with number 25, where composer George Handel lived for 36 years until he died in 1759.
Hendrix moved into a top floor flat with his English girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. The rock star, who died on 18 September 1970 at the age of 27, rented the property for £30 a week. Handel House Museum staff now use the flat as administrative offices and it has previously been open only for guided tours on one-off occasions.
Sarah Bardwell, director of Handel House Museum, said: “We are excited to be celebrating the life of Jimi Hendrix.
“After moving to Brook Street in 1968, Hendrix learned of the Handel connection with the building and headed to One Stop Records in South Molton Street and HMV in Oxford Street to pick up whichever records of Handel music he could find.
“Clearly he was intrigued by the connection and we’re pleased to be celebrating his own legacy today.”
Hendrix in Britain will run at Handel House Museum from 25 August to 7 November.
Tickets for the September 15-26 opening of the Hendrix flat cost £8 and can be booked from 1 June.
Head to Handel House Museum to find out more information on booking.