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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To ask other readers questions about Alexis Kornerplease sign up. He was survived by a daughter, singer Sappho Gillett Korner died and two sons, guitarist Nicholas ‘Nico’ Korner died and sound engineer Damian Korner died Peter Allen added it Mar 10, 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 soldiered on, but the explosion of British rock inand the wave of blues-based rock bands that followed, including the Alexks Stonesthe Animalsand the Yardbirds undercut any chance he had for commercial success.

One of the most vivid memories of his teen years was listening to a record of bluesman Jimmy Yancey during a German air raid. Trivia About Alexis Korner: A chain smoker all of his life, Korner died of lung cancer at the beginning of His talent extended to playing mandolin on one of the tracks of this rare British EPrecorded in London on 28 July Introspection Late Night Partying. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Alexis Korner

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner 19 April — 1 Januaryknown professionally as Alexis Kornerwas a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as “a founding father of British blues “.

Often referred to as “the Father of British Blues”, Korner was instrumental in bringing together various English blues musicians.

However, by that time its originally stellar line-up and crowd of followers had mostly left to start their own bands. The two found their interests in American blues completely complementary, and in they began making the rounds of the jazz clubs as an electric blues duo.

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In the s Korner’s main career was in broadcasting. In May ofBlues Incorporated was invited to a regular residency at London’s Marquee Club, where the crowds grew even bigger and more enthusiastic.

It was while touring Scandinavia that he first hooked up with vocalist Peter Thorupwho became Korner ‘s collaborator over the next several years in the band New Church.

At virtually the same time that Blues Incorporated alexie debut was going into stores, Cyril Davies left the group over Korner ‘s decision to add horns to their sound. Stan marked it as to-read Jan 28, Although he himself was a blues purist, Korner criticised better-known British blues musicians during the blues boom of the late s for their blind adherence to Chicago bluesas if the music came in no other form. Return to Book Akexis.

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Koerner was born in Paris, to an Austrian Jewish father and a Greek mother. They toured Europe and released an album on Atlantic Records. Korner was instrumental koner the formation of the band in April and continued to mentor them until they secured a deal with Island Records.


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Andrew Walls marked it as to-read Nov 30, Brandon Allen rated it liked it Jan 05, Korner said, “From then on all I wanted to do was play the blues. 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.

Very soon they were attracting blues enthusiasts from all over England. Handy and Pete Johnson.

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Refresh and try again. Infor Korner’s 50th birthday, an all-star concert was held featuring many of his above-mentioned friends, as well as Eric ClaptonPaul JonesChris FarloweZoot Money and others, which was later released as The Party Albumand as a video. Chris Meloche rated it really liked it Aug 27, Most London jazz clubs were closed to them, so in March laexis they opened their own club, which quickly began attracting large crowds of young enthusiasts, among them Mick JaggerKeith Richardsand Brian Alwxisall of whom participated at some point with the group’s performances; others included Ian StewartSteve MarriottPaul Jonesand Manfred Mann.