From Handel To Hendrix

SEPARATED AT BIRTH they're not. But composer George Frideric Handel and rock legend Jimi Hendrix are now linked at death-as London neighbors. Hendrix fans want No. 23 Brook Street, where Hendrix briefly lived, Historic as George? jimi marked with one of the plaques that commemorate the homes of London's late greats. Authorities are willing, but Handel House Trust officials want Handel's No. 25 Brook Street home and No. 23 to house a Handel museum. Local opinion is unexpectedly split. Says a columnist in the starchy Sunday Telegraph: "One was a genuine musical innovator. The other was responsible for some of the most tedious musical cliches ever known. And it wasn't jimi."