Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 8:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — The London home of composer George Frideric Handel is holding an exhibition about its other famous resident — Jimi Hendrix.
The groundbreaking guitarist lived during the late 1960s in an apartment in the city’s Mayfair area, honing his sound and building his reputation through incendiary live shows.
Handel lived next door in the 18th century, and Hendrix’s former home is now part of the Handel House Museum.
The museum held a preview today for an exhibition devoted to Hendrix’s London years, which includes clothing, film clips, recordings and handwritten lyrics.
Hendrix died in London on Sept. 18, 1970. To mark the 40th anniversary, next month visitors will be able to tour the rooms where Hendrix lived, which are not usually open to the public.
Published in The Messenger 8.24.10