|No relation, just the first grave I saw in the cemetery|
Jimi Hendrix.(born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, at Seattle’s King County Hospital, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.)
As you can see it's become quite the show piece. Apparently up until a few years ago it was a very low key grave plot. I wish had of come to see him then. When you could have sat on the grass surrounding his tombstone and enjoyed chilling out.
|The original plot spot|
|One of the many plaques|
|My sister searched for a long time with his original marker...no need for that anymore|
|The lead up...|
|The signature of guitar legend signatures|
|Monitors surrounding him waiting to celebrate the rest of the family|
|There was some great artwork engraved in the memorial|
|Original Marker, quiet and simple|
This new memorial is certainly fancy and the marble work is beautiful but I can't help but wonder what someone so down to earth would have said about being surrounded by tombstones that look like monitor speakers, engraved slabs of marble and pictures of himself everywhere. It was however commissioned by his family and the tombstones will be memorial markers for members that pass away. Neat concept and who wouldn't want an epic memorial for yoru family to be celebrated at.
It reminded me of sitting with the guys, guitars in hand trying our best to learn from the legends (back then we thought we would BE the legends). So this one goes out to the parents who put up with us during that phase and the guys Gareth, Mike T, the M.Bezzler and Mark (whose mom kept plastic on the furniture). Thanks for giving me some of the most memorable years of my youth!
|Sundial from the original plot|