Happy Birthday – John Paul Jones

Happy Birthday John Paul!


Foto von Wikipedia übernommen

Es gibt meiner Kenntnis nach wohl keinen Bassisten in der Rock-Pop-Geschichte, der in so vielen Bands gespielt, sowie auch als Studiomusiker gearbeitet hat als John Paul Jones (John Richard Baldwin). Grund genug, diesem Mann zum heutigen Geburtstag zu gratulieren.

Zum Portrait

„John Richard Baldwin kam am 03. Januar 1946 im Londoner Stadtteil Sidcup als Sohn einer echten Künstler-Familie zur Welt. Der Vater Pianist und Arrangeur, die Mutter Sängerin und Tänzerin. Daher war es vorprogrammiert, dass der junge John früh mit Musik in Berührung kam. Er fing mit Klavier an und begeisterte seine örtliche Kirchengemeinde an der Orgel – mit gerade einmal 14 Jahren. E-Bass lernte er eher nebenbei – aber wie!…“ (Rock Antenne). Weitere Infos: John Paul Jones Portrait

 Mit Jimi Page zu Led Zeppelin

Aus dem Kontakt zu Jimi Page im Studio ging die legendäre Gruppe Led Zeppelin hervor, in der John Paul den Bass bediente. Mit ihm wurde Led Zeppelin zu einer der erfolgreichsten Gruppen der Rock-Pop-Geschichte. „Led Zeppelin [ˌlɛdˈzɛplɪn] (Audio-Datei / Hörbeispiel anhören?/i) war eine britische Rockband. 1968 gegründet, gehört sie mit 300 Millionen verkauften Alben zu den erfolgreichsten Bands überhaupt…“ (Wikipedia). 


Led Zeppelin 1975 in Chicago (Foto von Wikipedia Übernomen)

You need cooling!!!….:

That’s The Way (Live: Earls Court 1975):

The show must go on!!


Jimmy Page is 75 today – Happy Birthday!

Jimmy Page – with Led Zeppelin

„James Patrick Page OBE (born 9 January 1944)[1] is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin“ (Wikipedia).

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Jimmy in 2013 – Photo from Wikipedia

He`s 75 today but his music is forever young for all Rock- and Bluesfans. So let`s celebrate his birthday with one of my favorites by Led Zeppelin:

Starways to Heaven – the most popular song live on stage:

Here an official music video with `Whole Lotta Love´

Stand up – come in the move:

Many more Infos by Wikipedia (follow the link):

Jimmy Page Infos


Rock-Pop-History – with Alexis Korner

We proudly present:

Mr. Alexis Korner

Hello Alexis, will you tell us your Musical History?

Yes, it`s me. Alexis Korner. They call me `Father of white Blues´. I` m coming back to join you all together in music. Let´s start a session together.

My biography in short

I was born on 19. April 1928 in Paris to an Austrian Jewish  ather and a Greek mother. I spent my childhood in France, Switzerland and North Africa and arrived in London in 1940 at the start of World War II. One memory of my youth was listening to a record by black pianist Jimmy Yancey during a German air raid I said to myself:

„All I want to do now is play the blues“.

After the war, I played piano and guitar (my first guitar was built by friend and author Sydney Hopkins.

My early music history

In 1949 I joined `Chris Barbers Jazzband´ and met up with Cypril Davis (1932-1964). His passion was the American Blues. We found together and played in London Jazz Clubs. At least secured a residence at `Marquee Club´ in Wardour Street with singer Baldry and Art Wood in various times and Dick Heckstall Smith at the saxophon. After our first Album we recorded at `Decca Studios´ we brought together more fans of Blues and R&B like Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Brian Jones, Rod Steward, Paul Jones, John Mayall, Zoot Money and Jimy Page.

1961 I formed a band called `Blues incorporated´ featuring some more guys like Jack Bruce, Charly Watts, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Danny Thomson, Graham Bond just don` t remember all of them. We only concentrated on playing live rather than recording and left the 2 singles `I need your loving/Please Please Please´ (1963) and `Little Baby/Roberta´ (1964), followed by `Rivers Invitation/Every day I have the Blues´ on `Fontana´ …. by the time of the group`s last album `Sky high´ (credited to Alexis Korner` s Blues Incorporated) in 1965, we included `Duffy Power´ on vocals. I dissolved my group in 1966.

Some special events I had were an interview with `Jimi Hendrix Experience´ for the BBC Radio show `Top gear´. Some of these tracks include audio by myself playing slide guitar on the Hendrix double-CD `BBC Sessions´. While touring Skandinavia i formed the band `New Church´ with guitarist and singer `Peter Thorup´. They subsequently were one oft he support bands at the `Rolling Stones Free Concert in Hyde Park London´ on 5. July 1969. At least I was jamming with `Robert Plant´ and i wondered  why he had`nt been discovered. We recorded an album and Robert asked me, to join the new `Yardbirds´, a.k.a. `Led Zeppelin´.

That was so far in short my career in the 60th. I f you like, you can read more on Wikipedia. Are the Stones still on stage? I hope, they did a good job by now.


Alexis Korner and Peter Thorup in Bremen


Alexis Korner Slideshow at Musikladen Bremen (Foto: Radio Bremen)


Alexis Korner&Snape, Musikhalle Hamburg, Novemer 1972

Foto: CC-BY-SA  Heinrich Klaffs photostream:

Klaffs Photostream

More informations on Wikipedia:

Alexis on Wikipedia



Thank you!