Late rock icon Jimi Hendrix has received another honour, with a post office in his hometown being renamed to recognise his legacy.
Back in November, we noted how a politician in the US state of Washington was aiming to see Jimi Hendrix’s legacy furthered by renaming a post office in his honour.
Though the idea was first floated in July, Washington state politician Rep. Adam Smith recently put forward Bill H.R.6628, which aimed to rename a post office in Renton as the ‘James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office Building’.
Rep. Smith explained that the bill is, “one more way we can celebrate the legacy of one of the greatest musicians of our time and the importance of the south Seattle and Renton areas in his enduring legacy.”
“The Puget Sound Region is home to a museum that showcases Hendrix’s life and work, a park dedicated to his memory, and several memorials visited by thousands every year.”
“This designation will further honor this iconic artist and his Seattle roots.”
Now, the bid to honour the iconic guitarist once again has been successful.
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As The Seattle Times reports, Washington politicians officially signed a bill last week to see the Renton Highlands Post Office renamed as the James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix Post Office.
Receiving unanimous support from both sides, the post office is located in the Seattle suburb of Renton, just a mile from where the rock icon 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. Smith explained 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.”
As we noted last month, this isn’t the first mail-related memorial that Hendrix has received, with his image being placed upon a series of music-themed postage stamps back in 2014.