Monday, 8 April 2013

JIMI HENDRIX Pop-Up Store Opens In London; 2nd - 12th April 2013

The first-ever JIMI HENDRIX pop-up store is to be opened in the heart of Soho (8 Ganton Street, London) to celebrate the release of his 'new' album, People, Hell And Angels. The store will open for a limited time only from Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 12 at 8 Ganton Street London, just off the world famous Carnaby Street. The store will sell a limited collection of merchandise and will feature Fender Plug & Play demo stations in addition to hosting a Gered Mankowitz photography exhibition.

Check out a photo of the store-front below:

World renowned music photographer, Gered Mankowitz, will be making a special appearance at the store from 3–6pm on Saturday, April 6, where he will be talking about working with Jimi Hendrix, and will be available to sign prints of his work, which have been exclusively printed for the pop-up store. The Jimi Hendrix pop-up store will feature the new album People, Hell and Angels as well as the entire Jimi Hendrix music and video catalogue (including CDs, LPs, DVDs and Blu-ray releases), including a number of titles that have never been available in the UK. It will also sell authorized limited edition Jimi Hendrix merchandise, including clothing, posters, art, books, collectible items, and guitar accessories including pick tins, guitar straps, and effects pedals. There will also be some very special merchandise pieces that have been created specifically for the store itself. People, Hell and Angels, debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart last week selling 72,000 copies. It marks Hendrix' highest-charting album since 1968, when Electric Ladyland spent two weeks at No. 1. Hendrix most recently visited the top 10 of the chart when another from-the-vaults album, 2010's Valleys of Neptune, debuted and peaked at No. 4.

All 12 tracks on People, Hell & Angels were recorded between 1968 and 1970 and were meant for First Days Of The New Rising Sun, the follow up to Electric Ladyland that Hendrix was working on when he passed away in 1970.

A new portrait of Hendrix - made from 4,000 Fender plectrums - will go on public display for the first time. The mosaic, which measures 105 x 80cm, was created by Manchester artist Ed Chapman.


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