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Jimi Hendrix, Rest in Peace

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This is Hendrix's original grave in the humble family plot before his memorial was built. It seems a little sad and neglected in this picture, but this Seattle cemetary is actually lush with grass. The only reason for the dirt is because the constant stream of visitors created a well-worn path that didn't allow the grass to grow. On November 26, 2002 Hendrix's body was exhumed and reburied under a much more fitting marble dome memorial in another section of the same cemetary, Greenwood Memorial Park. If you are in the area and would like to pay your respects, you can find the location at findagrave.com.

Jimi Hendrix's family home temporarily sits on cinderblocks in a mobile home park across the street from the family cemetary while everyone decides what should be done with it. I'm kind of surprised Paul Allen hasn't already disassembled that house and completely reassembled it right in the center of The EMP.

Photo by Elise Thompson