EX­PE­RI­ENCE HEN­DRIX’S APART­MENT

Uxbridge Gazette - - Property Talk -

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.

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