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Judge Monica Ali said: “What a pair! Handel’s popularity remains undimmed by time and a million Messiahs sung by local choral societies. Hendrix’s impact on blues, jazz, rock and soul was extraordinary – a brilliant talent that burned so bright and so briefly.”

Monica Ali chooses her top 10 places for Music & Literature in England – Handel and Hendrix house feature in articles with a picture of Jimi in his bedroom in Brook street.