Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hendrix in Britain Exhibition

I was introduced to Jimi Hendrix during a social history lesson at college and instantly fell in love with his psychedelic dandy image and that was before I had heard his music! I then rented festival videos from the library (oh those primitive days before you tube) featuring grainy clips of his sets, to experience the genius in motion. Hendrix made his name after arriving in London in 1966 and showcasing his unique talent with spectacular live performances. 

This September will mark the 40th anniversary of his death, which is to be commemorated with the exhibition Hendrix in Britain, featuring clothing, handwritten lyrics and various memorabilia at Handel House Museum (the Mayfair townhouse where the composer George Frideric Handel lived and composed his most popular music). The museum will also open up the flat where Hendrix lived (next door to the museum) which is now used as office space. Now for a little entertainment...

Hendrix at Woodstock 1969 - Voodoo Child

Hendrix in Britain from today to 7th Nov, Hendrix Flat opening from 15 – 26th September only.