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Post 28: A guidebook – part 2

Enthusiasm level: Steady research
Progress: Chocolate covered fingers typing
Quote: …sorry no talking, just reading…

The every growing reasearch and background reading list.

The every growing reasearch and background reading list.

So the grass is certainly not growing underneath Christian and Sheila’s feet. They have been researching, planning and thinking already. A couple of interviews now in the bag and further conversations planned, as well as the general appeal for information via the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Depending on the response they get to this they are also thinking about an even more public appeal to appear in one of the relevant music magazines. I would love this and it would be fabulous to collect and share as many Hendrix stories and memories as possible.

Sheila lived in the West End in the Sixties so has a really good sense of the vibe then and both her and Christian are cool cats and enormously enthusiastic about the project, which is vital. Most amusing piece of new (to me) information that they have discovered so far is that Hendrix liked Quality Street – entirely appropriate following this chocolately fest. I assume, like the rest of the world, he was left with all the coffee creams at the end of the tin though.

Finally you have to check out this wonderful blog with showing some fabulous Sixties photographs. These photos are amazing but it is also one of my most favourite blogs too – totally and utterly distracting.




About Sarah Bardwell

Handel & Hendrix in London Trustee and leading the team that is reinstating, in the adjoining building, Jimi Hendrix's London flat to open to the public. Quirky twist of chance meant that baroque legend Handel lived at 25 Brook Street in the 18th century and that rock legend Hendrix lived next door in the 1960s.

2 comments on “Post 28: A guidebook – part 2

  1. Robert Padam
    23 April 2014

    Sean Egan’s ‘Not Necessarily Stoned But Beautiful’ could be a useful reference and, of course, Noel Redding’s ‘Are You Experienced’

  2. Sarah Bardwell
    24 April 2014

    Yes Redding’s book is already under my belt but thanks for the other tip. I don’t know that one.

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