On Friday 10th June 2022, crowds gathered outside the Hard Rock London Hotel to witness rock legend Jimi Hendrix honoured with a blue plaque by Nubian Jak Community Trust. Formerly known as the Cumberland Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel was the last known address of Hendrix and the place where he gave his last interview.

Also present was Jimi’s sister Janie Hendrix, Tito Jackson (of The Jackson 5), rock star Jeff Beck and the Mayor of Westminster. The plaque was unveiled courtesy of Janie Hendrix and Jeff Beck.

The event received widespread media recognition and coverage from the press and was broadcast nationally and internationally. Nubian Jak Community Trust was pleased to make Jimi Hendrix its 72nd blue heritage plaque recipient ,We thank those involved in for working with us to bring about this lasting memory.

Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr Hamza Taouzzale said:

“Jimi Hendrix was one of the great stars of the 1960s. Even today, more than 50 years after his untimely death, his music continues to be heard and influence new generations of musicians. He may have been born in Seattle, but he made his home right here in Westminster, famously living on Brook Street next door to the property once occupied by George Frederic Handel….Look around the city and you will find locations that will be forever associated with him, from his first performance on the London stage at the London Polytechnic on Regent Street to his last at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho…So, when you see this plaque remember to kiss the sky in silent thanks to one of the greats.” ​

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