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Discovering Hendrix at Handel & Hendrix in London

Post 63: Inch by inch

Cuttings, cuttings, cuttings

Cuttings, cuttings, cuttings

So despite slow and somewhat painful process I think we are getting there. Paperwork, phone calls and emails are flying around in abundance, each of which is inching us towards that illusive start post. In the meantime Hendrix references abound elsewhere. My eagle eyed colleague Ella has passed me 5 Hendrix references in print and online today. It is actually getting a little out of hand how often he is mentioned.

This week’s mixed bag includes an article in the Evening Standard about Lenny Kravitz who references Hendrix’s look, an amusing cutting from The Oldie given to me by one of our lovely volunteers about Jimi going to Morocco once and possibly staying one night in a hotel there, a wonderful picture on line of Simon Heffer at the Conservative party conference sitting in front of a picture of the Electric Ladyland album cover (that Jimi hated) and an article about Prince’s latest album in the Telegraph which references the Hendrix influence.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/cdreviews/11124581/Prince-and-3rdEyeGirl-Plectrumelectrum-first-review.html

Come to think of it as young person I had both Prince and Lenny Kravitz albums in my pathetically small “pop” music collection. So perhaps it was inevitable I would find Jimi and it wasn’t altogether essential that I work in his bedroom to come to realise his brilliance.

Enthusiasm level: Bubbling
Progress: Tough going
Quote: “if I had a pound for every Hendrix mention I would be a rich woman”

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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 63: Inch by inch

  1. roxanne
    4 October 2014

    wonderful work sarah

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