From Hendrix to Handel

A gilt-metal necklace and enamel medallion worn by Jimi Hendrix on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 hangs on display next to a photo of him wearing the item.

How's this for an unlikely pairing: Jimi Hendrix and George Frederick Handel. In the late 1960's, Hendrix rented a small attic apartment in Central London, which happened to be right next door to where Handel lived more than 200 years earlier.

The London odd couple of Handel and Hendrix will finally live together -- in the same museum.

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Vincent Dowd is a reporter for the BBC.

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