Watch Tommy Emmanuel Play "Purple Haze" in Jimi Hendrix's Apartment

Acoustic guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel recently dropped by Jimi Hendrix's Sixties apartment in Mayfair, London. Luckily, he brought along a guitar! Above, you can watch Emmanuel play "Purple Haze" in the historic flat, which happens to be right next door to George Frideric Handel's old apartment. The would-be musical duo could've thrown some legendary parties if they didn't live 250 years apart.

Anyway, the performance and chat is part of Guitar Interactive's ongoing Hendrix Sessions. By the way, the clip also features a performance of "Rachel’s Lullaby," a track off Emmanuel's new album, Accomplice One. Enjoy!

For more about the Hendrix Flat, step right this way. And be on the lookout for Guitar World's exclusive Tommy Emmanuel Master Class in the June 2018 issue and on GuitarWorld.com!

(Image credit: Michael Keel)

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.