Thursday, 7 October 2010

Hendrix in Britain

I visited the Hendrix in Britain exhibition last week and I hate to say it but it was a little dissapointing. I'm not sure what I was expecting? Perhaps I thought I'd walk in to see a half empty bottle of whisky next to a round bed in a room covered in tapestries and notepaper with handwritten lyrics on while the air smelt of incense? Well, if that was what I was expecting I was wrong! The former Mayfair flat of the legendary guitarist is now the office for the Handel House Museum. With this in mind there was still something special about walking around the former stomping ground of someone so influencial.
The exhibition had some amazing pieces in it including a custom made Gibson Flying V guitar used to play his infamous version of Red House at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970, original tickets and tour posters, a beautiful velvet jacket and one of his famous soft brimmed hats, complete with purple scarf tied around the brim.
Photography is prohibited in the exhibition but I have sourced a few shots of the man himself to make up for it. His style is so often copied but never replicated...


  1. I've always thought that Prince got his inspiration from this genius, ?
    Our son just learned a lick from Hendrix. Classic.

  2. Yeah, I totally agree! Style and musically there is a lot of Hendrix in Prince. Amazing, anyone that can play guitar is pretty cool in my book! x


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