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nora hendrix’s house

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From 1942 to 1952, Nora Hendrix (grandmother to Jimi Hendrix) lived at 827 East Georgia. Located in the Strathcona neighborhood of Vancouver (also known as the East End until the 1950s), the area is a multicultural melting pot.

Jimi Hendrix, born on November 27, 1942, undoubtedly spent some time with his grandmother at this location.

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jimi hendrix shrine

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wLocated in the neighborhood formally known as Hogan's Alley (before the expansion of the Georgia Viaduct) in Vancouver is a shrine dedicated to Jimi Hendrix. The shrine features several pictures of Hendrix and his family, as well as photocopied notes, unique art, and a garden.

The location is significant because the shrine is the remnants of Vie's Chicken and Steak House (open 1950-1976), a restaurant operated by Nora Hendrix, grandmother of Jimi Hendrix. Jimi would stay with his grandmother nearby when his family was having troubled times.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Hendrix lived here the winter of 1962-63, practicing guitar and performing on Vancouver's Granville St.

The owner of the real estate, Vincent Fodera, realized the historical significance of the property only after seeing the address written on some artifacts at the EMP Museum in Seattle. When asked why he opened the shrine, Fodera responded, "People are starved for history in Vancouver, and I just want them to know and remember."

Watch a video about the shrine and its importance in the black culture of Vancouver.

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the bag of nails (former)

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The Bag of Nails pub was a legendary rock venue/celebrity hangout in the 1960s.

Jimi Hendrix played his first gig in London here. It's also wear he met the guitar tech wiz Roger Mayer. Mayer introduced Hendrix to the Octavia, a sound pedal he had invented that added an octave overtone to the original note. Hendrix loved the sound and used it on the solo for "Purple Haze." Mayer became Hendrix's sound technician.

Paul McCartney met Linda on May 15, 1967 at the Bag of Nails while watching Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames perform. Fleetwood Mac's John and Christine McVie first met at this pub as well.

Today, the location is a private member's club named Miranda.

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cheetah club

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Opened from May 28, 1966, and closed in the 1970s, the Cheetah Club was a disco and venue. The musical Hair got its start here, and so did the dance craze known as salsa.

Jimi Hendrix was playing shows here in 1966 when Keith Richards's girlfriend, Linda Keith, saw him perform. She told Chas Chandler (former bass player for the Animals) about him, and Chandler became Hendrix's manager, moved him to England, and helped him form The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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fort campbell

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Completed on November 15, 1941, Fort Campbell is located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. It's the home of the the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

Jimi Hendrix was stationed at Fort Campbell after he joined the Army to avoid going to jail for riding in stolen cars. He was recommended for discharge in May of 1962 after only a year of service for "behavior problems" and "requires excessive supervision," among other things.

At Fort Campbell, Hendrix met some other musicians that would be instrumental in his formation as an artist and who would serve as close friends for the rest of his short life.

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