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The Blues in Britain – the 60’s ‘invasion’




Yes we had blues players move across to the U.S. but the greatest influence on our budding blues artists was from the stars of the  60’s American Blues Festivals (1962-1969).

Just look at the start of this clip with the dramatic entrance from Sonny Boy Williamson – then followed by the great Muddy Waters.



Great photography too!



Lets see some other artists on tours between 1962-1966

Enjoy Sonny Terry ‘hootin’ in this clip



But there are so many gems here:



(note Sony Boy Williamson at around 20 minutes -check the two colour suit and the great improvisation)