Buy Alexis Korner: The Biography New edition by Harry Shapiro (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Born in Paris in , Korner’s family moved to London in and became turned on to the blues shortly thereafter. He started playing piano. Alexis Korner has 6 ratings and 1 review. By the time Alexis Korner died, aged 55 , on New Years Day , he had secured himself a place in history. Dubb.

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Inhe became peripherally involved in the breakup of another alxis, inheriting the services of Boz BurrellMel Collinsand Ian Wallace when they quit King Crimson. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alexis Korner. Andrew marked it as to-read May 12, Infor Korner’s 50th birthday, an all-star concert was held featuring many of his friends mentioned above, as well as Eric Clapton, Paul Koener, Chris Farlowe, Zoot Money and other friends, which was later released as The Party Album, and as a video.

Koerner was born in Paris, to an Austrian Jewish father and a Greek mother. In the mids, while touring Germany, Korner established an intensive working relationship with bassist Colin Hodgkinson who played for the support act Back Door. Although the band was short lived Korner ensured its name lived on in part by christening another young group of aspiring musicians “Free”.

Romantic Evening Sex All Alexiss. After the war, Korner started playing piano and then guitar, and in he tried playing electric blues, but didn’t like the sound of the pick-ups that were then in use, and returned to acoustic playing. They toured Europe and released an album on Atlantic Records.

Korner soldiered on, but the explosion of British rock inand the wave of blues-based rock bands that followed, including the Rolling Stonesthe Animalsand the Yardbirds undercut any chance he had for commercial success. Views Read Edit View history. InKorner joined another “supergroup”, Rocket 88a project biographt by Ian Stewart based on boogie-woogie keyboard players, which featured a rhythm section comprising Jack Bruce and Charlie Wattsamong others, as well as a horn section.


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Apr 28, Toby White rated biograhpy really liked morner. Korner’s early life travelling around Europe and North Africa; his settling in wartime London and pretending to be in the Free French Army while discovering jazz and blues from records stolen from Soho shops; his membership of Chris Barber’s jazz band; his role in the development of skiffle; his founding, with Cyril Davies, of the Blues and Barrelhouse Club and of Blues Incorporated; his inspirational effect on younger musicians; and his immense success with his Sunday evening Radio 1 show, “Blues is Where You Hear It”, which ran for 20 years.

Retrieved 21 October InKorner formed the last and greatest “supergroup” of his career, Rocket 88featuring himself kotner guitar, Jack Bruce on upright bass, Ian Stewart on piano, and Charlie Watts on drums, backed by trombonists and saxmen, and one or two additional keyboard players.

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Harry Shapiro is the author of “Waiting for the Man: In he presented a six part documentary for the BBC, The Rolling Stones Story, and korne he established a weekly blues and soul show on Radio 1, which ran until Open Preview See a Problem? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….

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While his one-time acolytes the Rolling Stones and the Cream made the front pages of music magazines all over the world, Korner was relegated to the blues pages of England’s music papers, and, though not yet 40, to the role of “elder statesman.

Korner said, “From then on all I wanted to do was play the blues. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Bluesblues rock. Handy and Pete Johnson. In the s Korner’s main career was in broadcasting. To keep the connection alive, please click on the “Continue” button below or the stream will stop. After a well-received appearance at the Cambridge Folk Festival in the early ’80s, there were rumors afterward that he intended to become more active musically, but his health was in decline by this time.

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He continued recording as well, cutting a never-completed album with future Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant in early Jimmy Page reportedly found out about a new singer, Robert Plantwho had been jamming with Korner, who wondered why Plant had not yet been discovered. Korner also wrote about blues for the music papers, and continued to maintain his own career as a blues artist, especially in Europe.


They would continue to collaborate until the end. Read more on Last. They started the London Blues and Barrelhouse Club, where, in addition to their own performances, Korner and Davies brought visiting American bluesmen to listen and play.

His more studied brand of blues was left stranded in a commercial backwater — there were still regular gigs and recordings, kogner no chart hits, and not much recognition.

This was the period of Korner’s greatest commercial success in the UK. They toured Europe and released an album on Atlantic Klrner. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. By the time Alexis Korner died, aged 55, on New Years Dayhe had secured himself a place in history. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Korner is probably best remembered as a networker and blues historian, although he was a proficient guitarist and a distinctive if not accomplished vocalist.

Rik rated it liked it Oct 22, They would continue alsxis collaborate right up until Korner’s death. Died January 1, in London, England. Korner ‘s performing career in England was limited, but he could always play to large audiences in Europe, especially in Scandinavia, and there were always new Korner records coming out.

To listen again to the live stream, please click on the “Listen” button below. Plant and Korner were recording an album with Plant bioyraphy vocals until Page had asked him to join “the New Yardbirds “, a.

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