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May 18, 2017

When Jimi Hendrix Rented Ringo’s Apartment: Amazing Photos Capture His Life At 34 Montagu Square, London in 1966

Jimi Hendrix became friends with members of The Beatles when he sublet Ringo Starr’s apartment at 34 Montagu Square, in Marylebone, London, in 1966. He lived with his girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, and also with his manager, Chas Chandler, and his girlfriend, Lotta Null. The monthly rent was £30.

It was a seminal time in Jimi's career. He released "Purple Haze" in March 1967, the same year he played at the Monterey Pop Festival after Paul McCartney recommended him. It was at this festival that Jimi famously set his guitar on fire at the end of his performance.

Unfortunately, Jimi's time at 34 Montagu Square came to an abrupt end in 1967, when Ringo evicted him for throwing whitewash over the walls while on an acid trip.

These amazing photographs, from photojournalist Petra Niemeier, capture Jimi Hendrix’ life at 34 Montagu Square.

(via Mashable/Retronaut)


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