Red House: Jimi Hendrix's London Loft Is Opening As A Museum Tomorrow
London get ready for some intimate access to Jimi Hendrix's old humble abode. As we've previously reported, the apartment belonging to Hendrix, located at 23 Brook Street, was recently restored for a gaudy amount of money and according to The Guardian, contains quite a few tokens of the guitar god's presence, including his personal vinyl collection, which houses an original copy of Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited with, get this, drops of Hendrix's actual blood on it.
The Hendrix Museum, which sits right next door to the former home of composer George Frideric Handel, opens tomorrow with tickets on sale for the very reasonable price of £7.50 (or roughly $10.85 USD.) So if you happen to be in the neighborhood and are looking for a little detour, we implore you to come through and step into the walls that housed a genius on the cusp of greatness. Hit the link below for exhibit and ticketing information. In other purple-tinged news, this year marks the 46th installment of the famed Isle Of Wight Festival, where Hendrix famously bursted onto the scene following a co-sign and referral from Paul McCartney. Prince is rumored to be in talks to perform a full-on Hendrix cover set. Just saying.