Hendrix’s London: a 50th Anniversary Tour
From arriving here as an unknown on September 24 1966 to his death in the city on September 17th, 1970, London was the grand stage on which Hendrix performed, and the city provided the launchpad for him to conquer the world. Jimi Hendrix is best remembered as a Londoner; without the help of ‘Swinging Sixties’ London he might have remained an unknown and the electric guitar revolution he started would never have happened.
On this very special three-hour tour we explore Jimi’s life in London visiting a host of iconic locations and sites that marked his progress to global superstar in the city.
On our 16-seat mini-coach we visit his various homes including the flat owned by Ringo Starr and also lived in by John Lennon and Yoko Ono; we see his death site; we tour Soho finding the basement clubs where he jammed with Clapton, Traffic and other legendary musicians. We see where he was launched; where he ‘wowed’ the Beatles at their own theatre; where he played his first and last jams. You’ll see where he rehearsed; where he auditioned members of the ‘Experience’; his management offices; and many, many more atmospheric sites all in the company of an expert Hendrix guide.
The tour finishes at Handel & Hendrix in London where participants can visit Jimi’s recreated flat.
Meeting Point: 17/19 Cockspur Street
When: 17th Sep 2016 at 14:00 to 24th Sep 2016