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Alexis Korner: Bootleg Him (1973)

Kit Aiken, Castle, 1999

It’s hard to overstate Alexis Korner’s contribution to the development of British popular music. His position as a tirelessly driven champion of The Blues in the early ‘60s meant that his clubs — in Ealing in ’61 and at the Marquee in ’62 — were a magnet for young blues enthusiasts looking for the scene.

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