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Jimi Hendrix's life in London to go on display

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Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 14:52 [IST]

London (ANI): Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's life in London is set to go on display. The exhibition at the Handel House Museum will showcase a prized guitar, a cowboy hat and handwritten notes by Jimi Hendrix. The Hendrix in Britain exhibition at the Handel House Museum in Mayfair will mark the 40th anniversary of the guitar legend's death on 18 September 1970.

The flat Hendrix rented in 1968 will also be open to the public for 11 days. The exhibition will run till 7 November, with free access to Hendrix's former flat at 23 Brook Street on the weekend of the anniversary of his death. "Bringing Hendrix to life in the building where he felt most at home has been a revelation for all of us at Handel House," the BBC quoted Sarah Bardwell, director of the Handel House Museum, as saying.

"We have thoroughly enjoyed working with people who actually knew him and who have been able to give us first-hand accounts. The exhibits that we have selected provide a fascinating snapshot of his important time in Britain." Bardwell added.

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