American Folk Blues Festivals: The British Tours

Recorded live for TV broadcast throughout Britain, these historic performances have been unseen for nearly 40 years. Filmed with superb camera work and prist… One remarkable performance after another, and I don’t just mean what Sonny Boy does with his mouth harp. No wonder Britain got the blues. American Folk Blues Festivals 1963-1966: The British … Continue reading American Folk Blues Festivals: The British Tours

TIME for Mods, 1964

On this date in 1964, Time magazine discovered the Mods. Sort of. "Like a flock of noisy starlings, more than 1,000 youths buzzed into [Clacton] for Britain's four-day Easter holiday....Most of the invaders 'slept rough' on the beach, warmed only by their 'birds' (girl friends) and quantities of 'purple hearts' (goofballs)." Um...goofballs? You thought we … Continue reading TIME for Mods, 1964