Hendrix at Home

Discovering Hendrix at Handel & Hendrix in London

Post 71: Only on Brook Street

Handel House flag fluttering in front of Hendrix plaque in warmer and brighter times

Handel House flag fluttering in front of Hendrix plaque in warmer and brighter times

We are beginning to think about what kind of looped audio installation we might include in the flat and specifically how acoustic guitar might sound in a pretty compact space so a very kind musician volunteered to come and test things out. By coincidence he came on the same night as a Handel concert. I couldn’t be in both places at once and I just didn’t know what to do. It was, I imagine, a little like having two children in different nativity plays at the same time and having to decide which one to go and watch! The older one always wins first time around but you wait until next time….

Nonetheless this Handel Hendrix musical moment was a new and fabulous dilemma for me. Simultaneous events, a wonderful counter tenor singing in George’s music room and an equally amazing guitarist strumming upstairs, next door in Jimi’s bedroom.  From one point on the staircase you could just about make out the strains of both, inspriational. Check out both musicians and dream about those magical moments to come.



Enthusiasm level: Inspired
Progress: A labyrinth of paperwork
Quote: “This is what it will be like.”


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 71: Only on Brook Street

  1. nitrogenfootprint
    11 December 2014

    I’d certainly recommend this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PwpZQxV8XU

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