Jimi Hendrix listening to records (Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde)

Jimi Hendrix was an impulsive record buyer. Even his favourite albums are covered in marks and fingerprints, showing that he saw his LPs as the means of delivering music, not a collection of precious artefacts.

Part of the exhibition of Jimi Hendrix’s former home here at 23 Brook Street is a display dedicated to his extensive record collection.

By January 1969, Jimi and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham had around 100 LPs in their flat in Mayfair, but interestingly very few singles, as Jimi disliked their sound which was usually compressed for radio play.