Jimi Hendrix’s former girlfriend remembers the surreal moments when music fans would knock on their apartment door in London and want to talk about composer George Frideric Handel. Kathy Etchingham says Hendrix would show the students around and they were oblivious to who Hendrix was. Hendrix rented in the same building where Handel lived in the 18th century. Hendrix’s former apartment has been restored to how it looked in the 1960s and will open to visitors tomorrow. The bedroom may look awfully tidy for a rock star, but Etchingham says Hendrix was a former U.S. Army soldier and always made his bed.
The Beatles were the best thing to happen to Liverpool, even four and a half decades after their breakup. The British newspaper The Telegraph reports a study by the Liverpool City Council has found The Beatles contribute 118-million dollars a year to the local economy and support more than 23-hundred jobs. It’s showing no signs of slowing, either. The report shows the Beatles-related economy growing up to 15 per cent a year.
A lock of John Lennon’s hair is for sale. Heritage Auctions estimates a four-inch lock of Lennon’s hair will sell for at least 10-thousand dollars at auction in Dallas on February 20th. A German hairdresser trimmed Lennon’s hair in preparation for his role as Gripweed in the 1967 film “How I Won The War.”