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Post 31: The man is everywhere

Hendrix as spotted in South Molton Street

Hendrix as spotted in South Molton Street this week

I know I carry Handel and Hendrix around with me all the time now and so it is amazing to feel that at this particular moment in time they seem to be everywhere I turn – television programmes, magazines and newspapers. Their stars are burning especially brightly at the moment. One place where Hendrix seems to outshine Handel is with regard to images. Probably helped by the fact the camera existed when Jimi lived. It seems I can’t walk anywhere without coming across an image of Jimi and yesterday was no exception. This time I was much closer to home (well Jimi’s home) as I was walking past a gallery on South Molton Street, a road that Jimi no doubt often trod – when who should I spot but our friend.

Other interesting reads are:

http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2014/apr/%E2%80%98groovy%E2%80%99-gran-calls-plaque-legendary-music-pub

And here:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/apr/12/future-rap-rock-hendrix-honest

And in the interests of balance here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10766040/Handels-Messiah-The-Live-Aid-of-its-day.html

Enthusiasm level: On trend
Progress: Onward
Quote: “I must say Mr Handel and Mr Hendrix really are top of the pops.”

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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.

One comment on “Post 31: The man is everywhere

  1. Ray Priem
    2 May 2014

    I have such a fondness for Jimi, followed him during his brief time in the late 60’s plus…yes a big plus..was there at his Saville theatre gig with the Herd and Arthur Brown..and who was sitting in front of us,,,Mama Cass Eliot.
    Please anyone get in touch to reminisce…
    Ray.

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