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    Hendrix flat London

    Opened last year at 23 Brook st Mayfair London, right next to Handel house museum. You pay 10 quid to see both and it's done well apart from the Handel house which does not have a lot in it, and nothing that was his. Hendrix flat is the 2 rooms downstairs, but they chopped off the stairs which led up to the kitchen and bathroom on the top floor. Mistake I think, they did it to give access from the Handel part but the Hendrix display does take up room next door as well. Spent quite a time there so it was well worth the money, volunteer guides, one in the flat was a young rather nervous bloke but friendly enough. The place might be a let down for the Handel visitor but the Hendrix rooms are very interesting with one or two original items like clothes and his acoustic guitar. The mirror is original all the other furnishings are recreated and very convincingly done. He only lived there for a short period in early 69, although his GF got the flat for them in July 68, 30 a week, quite a lot then. For some reason exterior pics will not upload here. The Strat was not his.




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    If he had stayed with Etchingham he might still be alive today, she had her head screwed on. Although having had previous relationships, however brief, with both Brian Jones and Kieth Moon you never know! She went off to tour US with him in April '69 but soon returned to London tired of all the hangers on, drugs and craziness. By the end of the year she had not only met somebody else but married him, without telling Hendrix and even moved the bloke into the flat. Must have been a bit if a shock and he did go back to London to try and get her back, too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai3 View Post
    If he had stayed with Etchingham he might still be alive today, she had her head screwed on. Although having had previous relationships, however brief, with both Brian Jones and Kieth Moon you never know! She went off to tour US with him in April '69 but soon returned to London tired of all the hangers on, drugs and craziness. By the end of the year she had not only met somebody else but married him, without telling Hendrix and even moved the bloke into the flat. Must have been a bit if a shock and he did go back to London to try and get her back, too late.
    What would he be today? A boring old multi millionaire appearing on stage with Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones and other boring old multi millionaires..Folk like Hendrix and Jim Morrison were designed to die young.

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    Prolly but get a haircut and a cool hat and ya never know.


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    James Taylor is well bald norts... Always loved the Fender strung upside down as Jimi was left handed..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    James Taylor is well bald norts..
    Is now but not back in Hendricks day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    What would he be today? A boring old multi millionaire appearing on stage with Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones and other boring old multi millionaires..Folk like Hendrix and Jim Morrison were designed to die young.
    Yep. The "27 Club" (Janis, Jimi, Brian Jones, Jim Morrisson, Kurt, etc), doing their legacy (if not themselves) a big favour by dying young and not staying around to piss on their own legends, long after the muse had departed.
    Death by "choking on their own vomit" used to be the sort of de rigeur method of premature offage favoured by most really good rock stars. My only regret is that they didn't die choking on mine.

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