United Kingdom Show Explores Jimi Hendrix’s Links to Handel


LONDON (REUTERS=.- The Handel House Museum in London is a permanent celebration of the 18th century German-born composer’s life and times, but this week honors another legendary musician linked to the site — Jimi Hendrix. From August 25 to November 7, period instruments and manuscripts of George Handel’s works will be displayed alongside an electric guitar, velvet jacket and handwritten lyrics by Hendrix, who died in London 40 years ago. The U.S. guitar legend moved into the top floor flat of 23 Brook Street with his English girlfriend Kathy Etchingham, and it became his home in 1968 and 1969 while he played venues across town and enhanced his international reputation. Handel moved into what is now 25 Brook Street in 1723, lived there for 36 years and died in the property in 1759. According to Etchingham