Jimi Hendrix to Be Honored With Renamed Seattle-Area Post Office

Jimi Hendrix
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 Jimi Hendrix performs circa 1969.

Legislators in Washington state have voted unanimously to rename a post office in honor of Jimi Hendrix.

As the Seattle Times reports, Renton Highlands Post Office will be renamed the James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix Post Office. The post office is located in the Seattle suburb of Renton, less than a mile from the Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Greenwood Memorial Park cemetery, where Hendrix --a Seattle native-- is buried.

"I am honored to join in paying tribute to rock and roll icon and Seattle native Jimi Hendrix with the renaming of the Renton Highlands Post Office as the James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office Building,” Rep. Adam Smith, who sponsored the bill to rename the post office, said in a statement. "This designation will further celebrate Hendrix’s deep connection to the Puget Sound region and help ensure that his creative legacy will be remembered by our community and inspire future generations.”

Earlier this year, the guitar legend's Electric Ladyland was reissued as a box set to celebrate its 50th anniversary.



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