Jimi Hendrix Items on Display at His Former London Home

Showing is held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of the musical genius.

Posted:
 

Jimi Hendrix lives on through his music and belongings, which are on display at his former house in London. Hendrix, who died of a drug overdose 40 years ago, was known for his unparalleled musical abilities, particularly as a guitarist, and his fashion style and cool aesthetic. The guitarist lived in an apartment in London's Mayfair area during the late 1960s. He died in London on Sept. 18, 1970. Composer George Handel lived next door in the 18th century, and Hendrix’s former home is now part of the Handel House Museum, which is opening an exhibit honoring the late guitarist on August 25. Sounds like a good time to dust off some of the greatest blues and rock performances of all time.

Read more at Yahoo News.

--Nsenga K. Burton

 

Comments
The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.
The Root 100 People's Choice Awards  
Sept. 19 2014 8:34 AM