Riff guide to Hen­drix home

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

THE Lon­don home of leg­endary 1960s rock gui­tarist Jimi Hen­drix will be opened per­ma­nently to the pub­lic in 2016.

The prop­erty – at 23 Brook Street in May­fair – will be the only former Hen­drix prop­erty in the world open to the pub­lic from Fe­bru­ary.

It is next to Han­del House, where baroque com­poser Ge­orge Frid­eric Han­del lived for 36 years dur­ing the mid-1700s.

Vis­i­tors can ex­plore the top floor of Hen­drix’s flat fol­low­ing a £2.4mil­lion restoration project.

Hen­drix moved there in July 1968. The Han­del & Hen­drix ex­hi­bi­tion will trace his life in Lon­don in 1968 and 1969.

Alis­tair Stranack, chair­man of the Han­del House Trust, said: “It is hard to think of an­other home in the world with such a con­cen­tra­tion of mu­si­cal ge­nius.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.