Calderon / Ambrose Newton 12 days ago Look out for Suburban Steps to Rockland. A documentary about the venue that launched the Rolling Stones, the Who, Manfred Mann, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and Yardbirds and..... the list goes on. Jim Marshall provided the amplification from his store just down the road. Deep Purple rehearsed nearby in Hanwell. Dusty Springfield was a local. It was all happening in Ealing in the 60's. The Rock music industry worldwide has a lot to thank for Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner's little blues club down by the train tracks into Ealing station. Without that there wouldn't have been Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Rod Stewart, ClaptonBeckPageZeppelin, Animals, Troggs, Argent, Ten Years After, etc etc. If you can catch a view on Sky Arts or competitor broadcaster channel, then it is well worth the watch. I'm fairly sure the Ealing Club has DVDs available too.


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offthewall   commented 12 days ago

Many thanks for this. Will certainly have to look out for that full programme. Some of my earliest memories of British Blues, and strongest influences, were of being introduced to the inimitable style of Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies when they, unbelievably, had a residency on a kids BBC TV show called 5 o'Clock Club. I was also lucky enough to have seen the Who, Manfred Mann, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and Yardbirds, along with many others from that time, before they were famous. They were heady times for a young teenage aspiring musician!