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Alexis Korner – The Godfather of British Blues!

Alexis Korner’s name may not sound familiar, but he was part of the driving force behind the British Blues Boom of the sixties.  For Korner, music was everything, he lived and breathed it, and anything that came with it was merely trivial.  As a performer and band leader, he was a pathfinder and mentor for a whole generation of young musicians interested in playing the British Blues. As a broadcaster, Korner hosted the Five O’Clock Club, a children’s television show that introduced a whole new generation of British youth to American blues and jazz. He was so obsessed about this genre of music that he eventually became known as the Godfather of British Blues!  Thank you, Alexis Korner for your contributions to the British Blues music scene!

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