Advertisement




Jimi Hendrix Fans Drive To Rename Greenwich Village Street After Him

(Radio.com) A group of New York residents in Greenwich Village have started a petition to rename a local street in honor of music legend Jimi Hendrix. New Yorkers living in the area want to rename the block of Eighth Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues after Hendrix, who is believed to have lived in a cottage apartment on that block.

The space is adjacent to the legendary Electric Lady Studios, which the guitarist built before his untimely death in 1970. "Gentrification is killing us," business owner Richard Geist, who opened Uncle Sam's Army Navy on the street in 1998, told the New York Times. "Eighth Street has lost the magic and we want to bring that magic back, and bring traffic back to help business."

Getting the street co-named after Hendrix will require a lengthy and complex process (the honorary name is typically posted along with the original). The City Council reportedly approves approximately 100 new street names each year. Read more here.


Advertisement




Related Stories
  • Jimi Hendrix Fans Drive To Rename Greenwich Village Street After Him
  • Jimi Hendrix 'Are You Experienced' In The Studio Special
  • Historic Jimi Hendrix Guitar Expected To Sell For Hefty Price
  • Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Concert Film May Be Coming Soon
  • Newly-Discovered Plant Named After Jimi Hendrix
  • Jimi Hendrix Guitar To Be Auctioned
  • Alice In Chains, Jimi Hendrix Rarities For Record Store Day
  • Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde Lead Experience Hendrix Tour Lineup
  • Jimi Hendrix's Engineer Eddie Kramer Reflects On Band Of Gypsys
  • Jimi Hendrix's Band Of Gypsys Live Release Preview Goes Online
  • More Stories for Jimi Hendrix
  • Jimi Hendrix Music
  • News Reports
  • Day in Rock: ZZ Top Postpone 2017 Tour Dates Under Doctor's Orders- Tom Petty Laid To Rest In Private Service- Metallica Stream Previously Unreleased 'Master Of Puppets' Demo- more
  • Page Too: One Direction Fan's Screaming Resulted In Collapsed Lung- Niall Horan Previews 'Flicker' Album Via Twitter- Liam Payne Announces New Single 'Bedroom Floor'- more
  • A Perfect Circle Streaming New Song 'The Doomed'- Robert Plant Addresses Led Zeppelin Reunion Idea- Metallica Call On Fans To Help With Upcoming Releases- more
  • Rock News Stories
  • ZZ Top Postpone 2017 Tour Dates Under Doctor's Orders
  • Tom Petty Laid To Rest In Private Service In Pacific Palisades
  • Metallica Stream Previously Unreleased 'Master Of Puppets' Demo
  • Black Sabbath Release Paranoid Video From Final Concert
  • New Photo Of Rami Malek As Queen's Freddie Mercury Goes Online
  • Singled Out: Legend's Frostbite
  • Paul McCartney Leads Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusives
  • Marilyn Manson Compares Justin Bieber To A Girl
  • MGMT Return With First New Song In Four Years 'Little Dark Age'
  • The Ramones Expand 'Rocket To Russia' For 40th Anniversary
  • Page Too News Stories
  • One Direction Fan's Screaming Resulted In Collapsed Lung
  • Niall Horan Previews 'Flicker' Album Via Twitter
  • Liam Payne Announces New Single 'Bedroom Floor'
  • Kelsea Ballerini Releases Acoustic Version Of 'Legends'
  • Kacey Musgraves Shares Wedding Photos
  • Old Dominion Announce North American Tour
  • Fifth Harmony Tease 'Can You See' From 'The Star' Soundtrack
  • Carrie Underwood Reveals The One Animal That She Doesn't Like
  • DJ Khaled Seeks Diddy's Guidance for Son's First Birthday Party
  • Rihanna Honored In Neighborhood She Grew Up In
  • Reviews
  • All Recent Reviews and Interviews
  • Chris Barron - Angels and One-Armed Jugglers
  • Kylie Odetta - Undertow
  • Road Trip: Dublin By Bicycle: It's Electric!
  • Kris Heaton Band - World Gone Mad
  • Blind Lemon Pledge - Backwards Glance
  • Road Trip: Explore Ancient Ireland at the Kerry Bog Village
  • Steve Miller Band - Ultimate Hits (5 Star)
  • Staring Into Nothing - Power
  • Remembering Tom Petty

  • Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

    Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.