LONDON, UK – Classical composer Handel and rock icon Jimi Hendrix usually are not mentioned in the same sentence, but the two musical geniuses are linked together at a small museum in London.
The museum is located in a building at 25 Brook St. that was Handel’s home from 1723 to 1759. Hendrix lived in the same building in 1968 and 1969.
“Separated by a wall and 200 years are the homes of two musicians who chose London and changed music” is the description provided on the Handel & Hendrix in London museum website.
Floors 1 and 2 of the museum are devoted to Handel. The rooms in which he composed and rehearsed are on Floor 1; his bedroom and dressing room are on Floor 2.
The Hendrix apartment on Floor 3 of the museum features a restoration of his bedroom, as well as a room dedicated to the albums he listened to while living in London. His musical tastes varied. Along with some of the most popular records of the time are several jazz and blues collections and a few classical albums, including recordings of Handel’s music.
For more information, visit Handel & Hendrix in London online at https://handelhendrix.org.