A post office on the street on which Jimi Hendrix grew up in Washington state has been renamed in his honour.

The James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix Post Office Building proudly wears its new name at 4301 Northeast 4th Street in Renton, Washington, the street on which the budding guitar genius was reared. Hendrix died following a barbiturate overdose in September 1970 in London's Kensington district. The 27-year-old musician was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park, about a mile away from Northeast 4th Street.

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"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," said state representative Adam Smith.

"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."

2018 was an important year for the late musician's legacy, given the release of the Electric Ladyland  50th anniversary box set.

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