Museum seeks the public’s memories, photographs and film of Jimi Hendrix to create new exhibitions at the rock legend’s London home

Handel & Hendrix in London cares for and presents to the public the homes of two of the greatest musicians ever to have lived in London.

Jimi Hendrix lived in a flat at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair, from 1968-69 with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham, a time when he and his band – the Jimi Hendrix Experience – were changing the shape of rock music for ever. Here, in the only place he said he felt truly at home, Hendrix entertained, inspired and collaborated with other icons of British 60s rock music. Jimi and Kathy knew that, more than 200 years before they moved in, the great baroque composer G.F. Handel had lived in the adjoining 25 Brook Street from 1723 until his death in 1759.

Handel & Hendrix in London has begun a £3million project to restore all of Handel’s home and to make new exhibitions about the life and music of both Handel and Jimi Hendrix. Currently closed for refurbishment, the museum will re-open on 18 May 2023.

As part of a new exhibition about Jimi Hendrix’s music and influence, the museum hopes to source people’s memories and personal photographs of times they experienced Jimi at a gig, in a club or just out and about. The memories and images will be captured on a dedicated webpage and a selection will be included in an exciting new documentary film played in the exhibition. The museum wants to create a film that truly evokes the world Hendrix lived in, so snaps of fans at gigs are as welcome as photographs of the legendary guitarist himself.

Claire Davies, Deputy Director of Handel & Hendrix in London said: “Were you at Woodstock or the Isle of Wight? Did you see Jimi in a club, did he smile at you in the street or did you sell him some clothes? We hope Hendrix fans around the world will want to see their memories, photographs and even film included in this new exhibition. It’s time to get up into the attic and dig out those photograph albums and cine film from the 1960s, reminisce and then go to our website to tell us what you can share!”

Deadline to receive material is end of MARCH 2023


CGI image of the additional exhibition space dedicated to Hendrix


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