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George Benson: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Richard Williams, Times, The, 30 January 1978

A BLACK AMERICAN musician, the leader of a band which sold several million records in 1977, told me last week that the blues are dead. Should he be right, "and there is much evidence currently supporting his theory" then the popular music of the west is in for a deep change, for the blues have been its backbone and its inspiration, albeit often unacknowledged, throughout this century.

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