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Jimi Hendrix's London Home Will Open as a Museum in 2016

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A house trust in London that oversees the estate of classical composer George Frideric Handel is adding a slightly more contemporary attraction to its mission. According to The Spaces, the Handel House, at 25 Brook Street, plans to reopen the adjacent home at 23 Brook Street, which once belonged to guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, and turn it into a home museum dedicated to celebrating his pivotal late '60s stay in England. With a planned opening date of February 10, 2016, the museum will include unseen photos, a studio and a concert venue. The £2.4 million ($3.7 million) restoration project will recreate the third-floor flat he lived in after recording Electric Ladyland.

Hendrix developed an obsession with the composer during his stay. He bought a copy of Handel's "Messiah" while living next door, which is now housed in the Experience Music Project in Seattle. The residence was given a blue heritage plaque in 1997, and remains the only officially recognized Hendrix residence. Tickets for the museum will go on sale November 2.

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