Personalities | Alexis Korner | Sixties | Rock
(Guitar, vocals, 1928–84)
The late ‘Godfather of British blues’ emerged from London’s traditional jazz scene to found Blues Incorporated in 1962. Among those passing through the ranks of this loose if inspirational amalgam were subsequent members of The Rolling Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin. In the late 1960s, Korner too made the charts as singer with CCS, whose biggest hit, a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ became the theme tune to BBC television’s Top Of The Pops.
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