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Handel House Museum will pay tribute to its rock history this summer, when "Hendrix in Britain" opens at 25 Brook Street. This Mayfair townhouse was home to composer George Frederick Handel for 36 years and is now a museum dedicated to his life and work. The top flat, however, is 23 Brook Street where Jimi Hendrix lived with his girlfriend in 1968. Normally used as the Handel House's admin office, the staff will move out between 15-26 September so that devotees can tour the flat and a special exhibition will run in the house between 25 August and 7 November to mark the 40th anniversary of Hendrix's untimely death. Amongst the usual rock n roll paraphenalia, there will be handwritten lyrics; a distinctive orange velvet jacket and Westerner hat worn by Hendrix and his own scrawled travel directions to the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. Tickets for the flat opening (£8) go on sale online 1 June. Admission to the House and exhibition is £5.
Last Updated 17 May 2010