EXPERIENCE HENDRIX’S APARTMENT
When guitar legend Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 from a drugs overdose in a London hotel the world mourned not just the passing of a gifted musician, but the loss of so much potential.
He had enjoyed just four years of success with his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience after arriving in London in 1966, soon after which they had several hit singles and an album that spent 33 weeks in the charts.
The band went on to record several more studio albums and make historic appearances at The Royal Albert Hall in 1967 with Pink Floyd, and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 where several hundred thousand people watched him ‘kiss the sky’.
London is peppered with places where Hendrix hung out including clubs and venues where he made friends with stars including Eric Clapton and The Beatles.
For a time Hendrix shared a flat at 43, Upper Berkeley Street with his manager Chas Chandler, and that property is now for sale.
It’s a one-bedroom apartment where agent Martin Bikhit of Kay & Co says neighbours used to hear Hendrix practising his guitar.
The fourth-floor flat is on the market at £1,075,000 and has recently been refurbished.
More information from Kay & Co on 020 7262 2030.