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Alexis Korner: Man of the Blues

Mick Brown, Guardian, The, 2 January 1984

THE DEATH of Alexis Korner at the age of 55 from cancer marks the closing of a chapter in British music. Korner's role as one of the founding fathers of the British blues scene — mentor to a host of musicians including the Rolling Stones, Eric Burden and John McLaughlin was well-known and in recent years Korner had become not so much a musician, more a historian and oracle.

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