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Post 61: A moment of reflection

The Samarkand Hotel where Jimi died

The Samarkand Hotel where Jimi died

44 years ago today Jimi Hendrix died. At the moment a day doesn’t go by when I don’t think about him, his life and his music but particularly on this Thursday morning I took a moment to listen to Burning of the Midnight Lamp, not only my current favourite Hendrix track but also, I think, appropriate for today.

Enthusiasm level: thoughtful
Progress: calm
Quote: “What would Hendrix have thought of this?”


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.

6 comments on “Post 61: A moment of reflection

  1. Marcus
    18 September 2014

    “fly on my sweet angel” JH 8>)

  2. nitrogenfootprint
    18 September 2014

    “When I die, just keep playing the records” JH

  3. Robert Padam
    22 September 2014

    If I don’t meet you no more in this world then I’ll meet you in the next one and don’t be late, don’t be late…

  4. sharrond55
    19 May 2015

    “The story of this life is but hello and goodbye – till we meet again’…….I love burning of the Midnight Lamp too. Did you know, that the ethereal vocals were provided by a group of Black women – one of whom was Cissy Houston, Whitney Houstons mother?
    By the way, try listening to ‘Stars that Play with Laughing Sams Dice’ now that track is a real trip. Really nice to meet with you and the other fans yesterday, keep up the good work x

    • Sarah Bardwell
      20 May 2015

      Thank you so much for your contributions and the further information. It was an inspirational session. More anon. Sarah

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