Jimi's Flat in Brook Street February 18, 2008 3:05 PM
FLAT IN BROOK STREET
The Handel House 23
Brook Street, London W1
Hendrix lived at 23 Brook Street, W1 from 1968-69 at
the peak of his tragically short career. Upon learning
that the composer Handel had lived next door at 25 Brook
Street 250 years beforehand, he went to a local record
shop and bought some works including Messiah and the
For Hendrix, Brook Street was the doorstep to the London
music scene of the late 60s. His flat was a short stroll
from legendary venues like the Marquee, the Speakeasy
and the Saville, and he would spend many evenings wandering
from club to club looking for a chance to play. On 14
September 1997, 23 Brook Street was chosen for an English
Heritage Blue Plaque commemorating his life and work.
Since November 2001, the upper floors of 23 Brook Street
including Hendrix's flat, have been part of the Handel
exhibition is curated by author, critic and broadcaster,
Keith Shadwick to coincide with the publication of his
penetrating and fully illustrated book Jimi Hendrix:
Musician by Backbeat Books (November 2003).
Director, Jacqueline Riding says ‘Jimi Hendrix
is an important part of the history of the Handel House
Museum. This exhibition and associated events, reflects
our on-going commitment to celebrate the Museum’s
other famous occupant.’
Museum will be running a series of special events
including Jazz and Blues performances in Handel’s
Copies of Jimi Hendrix: Musician are available from
Backbeat Books. For further information, please
contact Mark Brend or John Ryall on 020 7720 3581
or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibition price (including free admission to the
Museum) is £5, conc £4, children £2.
Handel House Museum and Hendrix Exhibition are open
Tues-Sat 10am-6pm (with late night Thursday until
8pm); Sun 12pm-6pm. Closed on Mondays, 23-26 Dec,
30 Dec-1 Jan.
For further information and images, please email
further information and images, please email email@example.com.
Largely due to Kathy's efforts and in recognition of Jmi's residence here, 23 Brook Street, London W1 was awarded a Blue Plaque by English Heritage in 1988
Jimi and Kathy Etchingham pictured here inside Kathy's flat at 23 Brook Street, London
Kathy Etchingham was Jimi's long-time English girlfriend. He lived here with here on and off between 1968-69.
Jimi's schwarze Gibson Flying V
in Londoner Hard Rock Cafe
Jimis weiße Gibson SG,
ebenfalls im Londoner Hard Rock Cafe ausgestellt
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