Electric Church: Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday celebration

Photo Credit: ©Hikaru Hayashi

Seventy years ago today, an unquestionable genius was born and later grew up to be one of the most talented guitar player to ever live. Today is Jimi Hendrix’s birthday, and if you want to commemorate this special day, you’re in luck. The Jimi Hendrix shrine, located at 207 Union, will be hosting a special event.

Although the tiny museum and shrine closes in September for the winter, they will be opening to mark this special day. Hendrix has ties to our city- his grandparents Nora and Ross Hendrix, immigrated here in 1911. The guitar legend spent much his childhood in Vancouver and even attended school here for a short while. His grandmother was a cook a Vie’s Chicken and Steak House, which is now the building attached to the shrine.

Tonight’s event will feature hip-hop poetry from the Black Dot poetry collective as well as an open mic for anyone who wants to share their talents. The documentary Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child, will also be screened and there’s a chance Jimi’s relatives or residents of Hogan’s Alley, where he grew up, might stop by to share stories.

So get on your paisley bandana and head on down for what’s bound to be a special night honouring a rock n’ roll legend.

Jimi Hendrix Shrine
207 Union Street
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Click here for more information 

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  1. linda

    Remarkspeople in the church, i just want you guys to know that we might have the noise problem here for over a decade, we are not surely what this happen to us and i want God to assist this problem so that we don’t want this happen anymore. we are living in renfew height area, and there is a noise problem we have no idea how to solve it. the owner who lives in 3249 e23rd ave vancouver bc v5r1b6 canada puts out the silver plate at the balcony for 24 hours(we guess 24hours). most of time we could hear some ping ping noises and we sure that those noises are coming from the plate. we don’t know what to do. we cannot reach the owner, the owner won’t even concern us, ignoring our comment for the plate. is there anyone who can reach the owner so that we won’t have any noises again. Please help us God. or someone who likes to give us a hand. thank you
    we don’t want any noises, we need a quiet environments, thank you so much!!!