1967 US singer and guitarist Jimi Hendrix. AFP
Jimi Hendrix made his name in London, exploding onto the 1960s music scene with his mesmeric guitar playing, before his untimely death 50 years ago at the age of 27.
His flat at 23 Brook Street, in the Mayfair area of central London, is now a museum -- and besides his musical legacy is one of the few tangible reminders of his life in the city.
The legendary guitarist, famous for tracks including "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze" and his cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower", lived at the address between 1968 and 1969.
He considered it his first "real home", explained Hendrix specialist Christian Lloyd, from Canada's Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Even now, it's considered the Seattle-born singer-songwriter's only recognised residence.
More than two centuries earlier, another musical genius lived at number 25: Handel.
But at the time, a plaque commemorating the German Baroque-era composer was located between the two buildings, prompting Hendrix to believe he was living at the same house.
At one point, Hendrix even thought he saw Handel's ghost in a mirror, said Lloyd.
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