Wednesday 13 December 2017

New Jimi Hendrix show 40 years on

A Jimi Hendrix exhibition is opening in London
A Jimi Hendrix exhibition is opening in London

One of Jimi Hendrix's trademark hats is going on show at an exhibition about his life.

The wide-brimmed hat, worn by the guitar legend on the cover of his album Smash Hits, is part of the exhibition at the Handel House Museum in London which marks the 40th anniversary of his death.

Exhibits also include a bright orange jacket worn by Hendrix during some of his UK gigs and his travel directions to the Isle of Wight Festival, which was the scene of one of his final performances.

Hendrix lived in an upstairs flat, which is now part of the museum, in the 1960s. He died in the city on September 18, 1970.

Museum director Sarah Bardwell said: "We are delighted to be opening up the flat which was a true home base to Hendrix during his seemingly endless schedule of touring in the UK and elsewhere."

The exhibition also includes handwritten lyrics to the song Love or Confusion on hotel notepaper with a self-portrait by Hendrix on the back, concert posters and the star's 1968 UK work permit.

It runs from August 25 to November 7.

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