The picture at the top of this page was taken a few years ago at the Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Renton, Washington. These are the offerings left by people who visited the site.
The memorial did not exist the first time I visited his grave. He was buried under a simple headstone with an image of a guitar etched into it. The group I was with smoked a joint and left the roach as our offering. I picked up a rose petal that was on his grave, and put it inside my wallet. It would eventually embed in the leather.
I visited the memorial quite often when I was driving medical transport. Of course, there were no joints smoked in sacrifice on those visits as random UAs were part of the job description.
Hendrix actually grew up in Seattle’s central district. He went to Garfield High School, joining Ernestine Anderson and Quincy Jones as famous musicians who are alumni of the school.
His mother is buried in the same cemetery, but in a different area. His father, and some other family members, are buried in the memorial area.
Jimi Hendrix Memorial
Greenwood Memorial Park
350 Monroe Ave NE