I’m formerly from Seattle, worked with The Fabulous Wailers who preceded Hendrix in the rock scene. He often came to their shows, helped carry in their gear, and learned quite a bit from lead guitarist, the late Rich Dangel. Currently living outside Nashville, I live along the Clarksville Highway which was the route Hendrix took between Fort Campbell in Clarksville and Nashville.
Separated by a wall and 200 years are the homes of two musicians who chose London and changed music.
I wish I could tell you I had dreamed up that line myself. But I lifted it from the advertising of the Handel and Hendrix House in London. It describes perfectly the building at 25 Brook Street in Mayfair. The idea of converting Handel’s house into a museum had been floated several times in the 20th century, but things didn’t line up until the mid 1990’s with the Handel House Trust, and money was raised to refurbish this building which was essentially in disrepair. In 2000, the Trust Fund signed a lease for both 23 and 25 Brooke Street (the upper where Hendrix resided for several months, and the lower 2 floors where Handel lived for 36 years). The Handel House Museum opened to the public in 2001, while…
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