History of British Blues



Here are a series of biographies of early British blues artists and bands including those from the British Blues Archive:

The Animals - one of the most important bands of the British blues/R&B scene in the 60s.

The Big Town Playboys

The Blues Band

Graham Bond - one of the founding fathers of the 60s British blues scene.

Savoy Brown

Chicken Shack

Eric Clapton

Cyril Davies - one of the first British blues harmonica players.

Spencer Davis

Fleetwood Mac

Otis Grand

Peter Green - a major figure in the 'second great epoch' of the British blues movement; founder of Fleetwood Mac.

The Groundhogs

Keef Hartley - drummer and leader of the Keef Hartley Band; also achieving notoriety as John Mayall's drummer.

Paul Jones

Dave Kelly

Jo Ann Kelly

Alexis Korner

Paul Lamb

Manfred Mann - R&B, jazz and blues band, regularly in the 60s singles and album charts.

John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers

The Pretty Things - English rock band of the early 60s and still going strong, celebrating their 50th anniversary tour in 2013.

Ten Years After

The Yardbirds - English blues band on the 60s, launching the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck

more coming soon ...