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Isle of Wight holiday recommended for Hendrix fans

Mon 23 Aug 2010

Isle of Wight holiday recommended for Hendrix fans

Jimi Hendrix fans have been advised to take an Isle of Wight holiday to check out some of the sites most associated with the legendary guitarist.

The musician famously played an incendiary set at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival just weeks before he was found dead in a hotel room.

Simon Calder of the Telegraph stated that there is a permanent exhibition all about Hendrix and the festival itself at Dimbola Lodge in Freshwater Bay on the island.

"In the garden, a statue of Hendrix provides a reminder of those rare, distant island days when rock was more than a sweet and minty souvenir," he said.

Mr Calder added that those on Isle of Wight holidays can also take a ride in one of the old London underground trains that makes up the island's rail service.

Dimbola Lodge is not just known for the Hendrix exhibition - it is also the former home of Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, whose pictures can be viewed at the venue.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-800036439-ADNFCR

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