Jimi Hendrix to be honoured with new Blue Plaque in London

Jimi Hendrix will be honored by the City of London with another Blue Plaque. The plaque will be unveiled on June 10 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Marble Arch alongside the ‘Experience Hendrix L.L.C.’ event. The location marks Hendrix’s final London residence, which was known as the Cumberland Hotel at the time. On the hotel’s stationary, Hendrix also wrote the lyrics to “Look Over Yonder” and “Suddenly November Morning.”

As part of the festivities, the Grammy-nominated documentary Music, Money, Madness… will be screened. Jimi Hendrix In Maui and a Q&A with Jimi’s sister Janie Hendrix, his producer and engineer Eddie Kramer, and the film’s director John McDermott.

The first Blue Plaque honoring Jimi Hendrix was unveiled in 1997 at his Mayfair residence from 1968 to 1969. Janie Hendrix stated in a statement, “I am so proud of my brother Jimi and his continued recognition in London. His mission was to spread love across the globe through his music, and we are still witnessing this mission come to fruition decades later.

Eddie, John, and I look forward to interacting with those whose lives Jimi impacted in London on June 10 — a city that was so significant to his career. In other Jimi Hendrix-related news, Joni Mitchell announced a year ago that she would release two Jimi Hendrix-recorded sets from a Canadian coffee shop.

In March 1968, Hendrix recorded Mitchell’s performances at Ottawa’s Le Hibou Coffee House during a two-week residency preceding the release of her debut album, “Song To A Seagull.” The recording is included in Mitchell’s collection “Joni Mitchell Archives Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971),” which was released late last year. A sheet of lyrics signed by Jimi Hendrix that was torn in half and given to two fans at a concert 55 years ago has been reassembled.

 

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