When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
On a hot summer’s night on July 12, 1962, at London’s Marquee Jazz Club, The Rolling Stones played their first-ever gig.
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Nearly two years after their split, the British trio were still a chart force to be reckoned with.
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Willie Dixon was a fixer, arranger, talent scout, boxer, performer, and songwriter, who did more to shape the sound of post-war Chicago blues than any other.
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Big Bill Broonzy was a giant of the 1930s urban blues, a giant of a man and someone that just about every other musician respected.
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The Mayor of Chicago says the house 'was an epicenter of Chicago’s contributions to modern blues.'
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When The Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham got the band to record a cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Come On,’ they made history – and their debut single.