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Post 107: 45 years ago today

Stain glass homage to Hendrix at the Sanctum Soho Hotel

Stain glass homage to Hendrix at the Sanctum Soho Hotel

Exactly a year on from Post 61 and things have moved on considerably, we are not quite there yet but it won’t be long before visitors will be able to step in Hendrix’s footsteps.

One of my colleagues was sharing a story earlier today about his sister who in a telephone conversation only last night reminded him about meeting Jimi in the Chelsea Drug Store on the Kings Road. Being a very young lad, it seems he wasn’t too interested, and can’t now remember this encounter at all. Clearly it remains a vivid memory for his sister though, who managed to get Jimi’s autograph – unfortunately now long lost. Coincidental that this story should surface and be shared, unknowingly, on the eve of the anniversary of Jimi’s death.

Lots of people are thinking about Jimi today.

Enthusiasm: Thoughtful
Progress: Challenging details to finalise 
Quote: “Apparently I carried on drinking my coke float.”

 

 

 

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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.

2 comments on “Post 107: 45 years ago today

  1. MARCUS
    19 September 2015

    Had the pleasure of visiting Jim’s flat a couple of years ago (thanks) I have an easy way to remember when he left us, it’s my birthday. Thanks for looking after Jimi’s home.

  2. Geoff
    29 September 2015

    Hi Sarah
    If not seen before I thought this rare colour clip of a brief Jimi interview may give you an idea of the colour schemes, bedspread etc and bits of decoration around the bed area of the flat.

    Cheers – Geoff

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