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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Jimi Hendrix

1942-1970

 
 
Jimi Hendrix Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Jimi Hendrix Marker
Inscription.
Guitarist and
Songwriter
lived here
1968-1969

 
Erected 1997 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 30.786′ N, 0° 8.75′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Brook Street and New Bond Street on Brook Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Brook Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 4HA, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Frideric Handel (a few steps from this marker); Prince Talleyrand (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Alexander Korda (about 150 meters away); Ann Oldfield (about 180 meters away); The Artists Rifles (about 210 meters away); The Bee Gees (about 210 meters away); Colen Campbell (about 240 meters away); Ernest Bevin (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hendrix in London (English Heritage). (Submitted on October 18, 2017.)
2. Welcome to Handel & Hendrix in London (YouTube, 4 min.). (Submitted on October 19, 2017.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
Jimi Hendrix Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Jimi Hendrix Marker - Wide View
The Blue Plaque for Jimi Hendrix is on the left, while that for George Frideric Handel is on the right. When Hendrix lived here on Brook Street, he is said to have commented to one journalist about Handel's plaque: "I didnít even know this was Handelís pad. And, to tell you the Godís honest truth, I havenít heard much of the fellaís stuff."
Jimi Hendrix image. Click for full size.
circa 1968
3. Jimi Hendrix
This photolithographic poster by an unknown artist is in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. It is currently being shown in a exhibit commemorating the year 1968.

“Rock icon Jimi Hendrix taught himself to play guitar by listening to the records of noted blues guitarists, such as Muddy Waters. In 1964, after several years with a number of backup bands, he drifted to New York City where his performances eventually attracted the attention of a British pop artist who persuaded him to try his fortunes in England. There, he formed a trio called the Jimi Hendrix Experience, which thanks to Hendrix's outrageous showmanship and innovative guitar playing, quickly became a sensation throughout Europe. When he returned to the United States in 1968, the response was much the same, and both Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines named him artist of the year.” -- National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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