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A Summer of Hendrix
50 years on from 1967 and the Summer of Love, this is going to be our biggest celebration of Hendrix yet. We’ve got a day of Hendrix talks, a series of walking tours and another Hendrix Flat party at 23 Brook Street. Find out more below:
Saturday 17 June, 1.30-4.30pm
In June 1967 Jimi Hendrix played one of the most iconic performances of the sixties. That summer, Hendrix arrived in the US a relative unknown, and “when he left the stage, he had graduated from rumour to legend”.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Hendrix’s extraordinary performance, we celebrate with a series of talks by some Hendrix experts:
Dr. Christian Lloyd – author of Hendrix at Home: a Bluesman in Mayfair, Christian will be talking about Hendrix’s impact on the London music scene and the weeks leading up to Hendrix’s Monterey performance.
Nigel Jones – our resident guitar teacher will be using his Fender Strat and some of the same effects pedals Hendrix used to demonstrate how Jimi created the unique guitar sound that blew the audience away at Monterey.
Keith Altham – The legendary rock journalist, and Hendrix’s PR guru, Keith will be recounting some of the amazing experiences he shared with Jimi, including coming up with the idea for him to light his guitar on fire, and being the last person to interview Hendrix only 5 days before his death in 1970.
A series of three Jimi Hendrix themed walking tours. Lasting an hour and a half, every tour will take you to different locations, starting from Jimi Hendrix’s flat at 23 Brook Street.
Hendrix Walking Tour 1 – In Jimi’s Footsteps
Saturday 1 July 2017, 12.30-2pm or 3.30-5pm
The first Hendrix Walking Tour will take you to seven sites, in the Mayfair and Marble Arch areas. You will visit the places where Hendrix lived, including Montague Square and Upper Berkeley Street, and the location of his last official interview.
Hendrix Walking Tour 2 – Venues of a Legend
Saturday 8 July 2017, 12.30-2pm or 3.30-5pm
The second tour visits nine sites in the New Bond Street and Piccadilly areas connected to Jimi Hendrix’s life and career. You will be guided through locations such us the studios where Foxy Lady was recorded, the place where The Jimi Hendrix Experience had the first-ever rehearsal and the venue where the band had their debut performance.
Hendrix Walking Tour 3 – The Final Performance
Saturday 15 July 2017, 12.30-2pm or 3.30-5pm
The last tour of the series will guide you to nine locations between Oxford Street and Soho. You will visit the site of a number of venues that Hendrix frequented, including The Speak-easy, Bag O’Nails and the place of his last public performance.
Friday Late – Woodstock Anniversary
Friday 18 August 2017, 7-10pm
Last February, in the occasion of the 1st anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s flat opening, we had a sold-out Friday Late. Following the huge success of that event, we will celebrate the Woodstock anniversary with another Hendrix Flat party.
Special parts of the house will be opened to the public for the occasion, including the stairs at 23 Brook Street that Hendrix would have walked up to get to the third-floor flat, and the guest room where George Harrison famously stayed.