Mon. Oct 18th, 2021

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Jimi Hendrix takes to the stage at Dimbola

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Iconic images of the legendary Jimi Hendrix will be on show at Dimbola Museum and Gallery, Freshwater Bay, from tomorrow (Saturday). The pictures were taken by legendary rock photographer, Gered Mankowitz, who worked with Jimi Hendrix and The Experience in early 1967.

The pair worked together during two sessions at Gered’s Mason’s Yard studio in London taking images of one of rock music’s greatest guitarists, who lived between 1942-1970. His untimely death at the age of 27 is sometimes cited as one example of what some believe is a disproportionate number of artists and musicians who died at the same age, giving rise to the idea of the ’27 Club’. The claim has been repeatedly disproven by statistical analysis.

A statue of Hendrix, who played at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, is erected outside the museum.
The exhibition runs until October 31. Dimbola is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm.