When the American guitar legend Jimi Hendrix moved into his new flat at 23 Brook Street in central London in 1969, he discovered another musical luminary had previously lived next door. Who was this?

Answer: The baroque composer George Frederic Handel, who lived at 25 Brook Street from 1723 until 1759. Hendrix marked the coincidence by promptly purchasing a series of Handel recordings.

Source: The Essential Jimi Hendrix by Rotimi Ogunjobi

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