|1984 05 June On This Day Alexis Korner Tribute Concert, Nottingham,England at Nottingham Palais Ballroom.|
Note incorrect year in text of this On This Day post - 1984, not 1988
|Alexis Korner Tribute Concert setlist|
Alexis Korner (1928 – 1984) was one of these core artists of the times. He was a blues musician and a radio broadcaster, and was one of the founders of Blues Incorporated, a loose-knit group of electric blues and R&B musicians. The members of Blues Incorporated changed over time, but you'll recognize Charlie Watts, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, for instance.
Blues Incorporated had drop-in musicians who occasionally performed , including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Rod Stewart, John Mayall and yes, our very own Jimmy Page, not to mention Robert Plant. In fact, Robert Plant and Alexis Korner were in the process of recording a full album with Plant on vocals when Jimmy Page asked him to join in Page's own new musical project, the one that would become Led Zeppelin.
In 1981, Korner joined another supergroup, Rocket 88, a project led by Ian Stewart (the Stu of Led Zeppelin's Boogie With Stu) that featured a rhythm section including Jack Bruce and Charlie Watts. The name of the band came from Rocket 88, a song first recorded in Memphis in 1951. Rocket 88 was credited to Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats, which was actually Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm (the band of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue).
|A 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88|
- 1968 The Yardbirds - Montgomery, AL at International Speedway Fairgrounds
- 1984 05 June On This Day Jimmy Page - Alexis Korner Tribute Concert, Nottingham,England at Nottingham Palais Ballroom
|1968 Yardbirds at Montgomery Speedway, 4-5 June Photo Carolyn May Jordan Wright|