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After the war, Korner started playing piano and then guitar, and in he tried playing electric blues, but didn’t like the sound of the pick-ups that were then in use, and returned to acoustic playing. In the s Korner’s main career was in broadcasting.

They would continue to collaborate until the end. Ronald Goethie rated it it was amazing May 12, Books by Harry Shapiro.

Alexis Korner: The Biography

Although the band was short lived Korner ensured its name lived on in part by christening another young group of aspiring musicians “Free”. Very soon they were attracting blues enthusiasts from all over England.

They toured Europe and released an album on Atlantic Records. Lost in the Blues” alexiz “Graham Bond: Sexy Trippy All Moods.

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A chain smoker all bioyraphy his life, Korner died of lung cancer at the beginning of This was the period of Korner’s greatest commercial success in the UK. Handy and Pete Johnson.


Others to come under his influence ranged fr By the time Alexis Biographg died, aged 55, on New Years Dayhe had secured himself a place in history. Want to Read saving…. In response, Korner released Bootleg Hima retrospective compiled from tapes in his personal collection, including recordings with Robert PlantMick Jaggerand Charlie Watts.

The Biography by Harry Shapiro. He also used his gravelly voice to great effect as an advertising voice-over artist.

Maria Papadakh added it Jan 02, Refresh and try again. They would continue to collaborate right up until Korner’s death. Member Of Rocket Lists with This Book. Infor Korner ‘s 50th birthday, an all-star concert was held featuring Eric ClaptonPaul JonesChris Farloweand Zoot Moneywhich was later released as a video.

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Ian Callagy rated it it was ok Dec 25, Harry Aldxis is the author of “Waiting for the Bioography At virtually the same time that Blues Incorporated ‘s debut was going into stores, Cyril Davies left the group over Korner ‘s decision to add horns to their sound.

Plant and Korner were recording an album with Plant on vocals until Page had asked him to join “the New Yardbirds “, a.

It was also used in the s on Radio Luxembourg for the Top 20 Singles chart. Without Alexis Kornerthere biotraphy might have been a British blues scene in the early s, but chances are that it would have been very different from the one that spawned the Rolling Stonesnurtured the early talents of Eric Claptonand made it possible for figures such as John Mayall korer reach an biograpjy.


They started the London Blues and Barrelhouse Club, where, in addition to their own performances, Korner and Davies brought visiting American bluesmen to listen and play. Chris Meloche rated it really liked it Aug 27, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Korner played on the “supersession” album B. Andrew Walls marked it as to-read Nov 30, Archived from the original on 5 July Preview — Alexis Korner by Harry Shapiro. Korner said, “From then on all I wanted to do was play the blues.

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In the mids, while touring Germany, Korner established an intensive working relationship with bassist Colin Hodgkinson who played for the support act Back Door. Alexis Korner, a lifelong smoker, died of lung cancer on Alrxis 1staged To ask other readers questions about Alexis Kornerplease sign up.

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