The British Beat Boom

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David & Jonathan
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Julie Driscoll


Cyril Davies - harmonica/vocals (born 1932, Denham, Buckinghamshire, died Januray 7th 1964)

Long John Baldry - vocals (born January 12th 1941)

Bernie Watson - guitar

Cliff Barton - bass guitar

Carlo Little - drums


Davies was an innovative harmonica player who exerted a huge influence on his contemporaries. He was an original member of Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated in 1961 but left in late '62 to put the Allstars together with the aim of playing Chicago-style blues. The Allstars quickly became a popular attraction in the clubs of London and, occasional members included pianist Nicky Hopkins, guitarist Jeff Beck and drummer Micky Waller, who all went on to make names for themselves later in the decade.

Tragically, the band proved to be short-lived when, in early '64, Davies succumbed to leukemia.

Baldry took the remnants of Davies' group and formed The Hoochie Coochie Men.



May '63

Country Line Special/Chicago Calling

Sep '63

Preachin' The Blues/Sweet Mary



May '64

Country Line Special/Preachin' The Blues/Chicago Calling/Sweet Mary