Guitar shaped Jimi Hendrix memorial park to open in Seattle next year

The park will open in the year the iconic guitarist would have turned 70

Guitar shaped Jimi Hendrix memorial park to open in Seattle next year

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The Jimi Hendrix Park is set to open in Seattle in 2012.

The 2.5 acre park will honour the city's former resident, opening in the year which would have seen the guitarist turn 70, reports Flavorwire.

The park will be shaped like a guitar and will contain "lyrical stepping stones, rain drums, a sculpted butterfly garden, performance area, sound garden and a green space" as well as a fretboard shaped bridge.

Earlier this year Outkast's Andre 3000 was mooted to take the lead role in a new Jimi Hendrix movie. English actress Hayley Atwell revealed that the singer might star in a biopic alongside herself, about the late guitar legend.

"[I'm] possibly [starring in] a Jimi Hendrix biopic — an independent film with Andre 3000 from Outkast playing Jimi Hendrix," she told Esquire. "But I don't know, really."

The singer, real name Andre Benjamin, has been campaigning for a Hendrix film since 2004, saying that he would like to portray the two sides of the rock star, though no project has ever materialised.

Lenny Kravitz and Hollywood actor Laurence Fishburne have also tried to bring the musician's biopic to life in the past.

Jimi Hendrix died aged 27 in 1970 in London.

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