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Alexis Korner
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Alexis Korner & Snape, Musikhalle Hamburg, November 1972
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Birth name Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner
Also known as "Father of British Blues"
Born (1928-04-19)19 April 1928
Paris, France
Died 1 January 1984(1984-01-01) (aged 55)
Westminster, London
Genres Blues, blues rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, historian, broadcaster
Instruments Vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, Dobro, tiple, piano
Years active 1945–1984
Labels Decca, Polydor, Spot Records, CBS Records, Transatlantic Records, Fontana, RAK Records, Tempo, Brain Records, Liberty, Atlantic/Metronome, 77 Records, Warner Bros., Charisma
Associated acts Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Free At Last, CCS, Snape

Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984), known professionally as Alexis Korner, was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as "a founding father of British blues". A major influence on the sound of the British music scene in the 1960s, Korner was instrumental in the formation of several notable British bands including The Rolling Stones and Free.

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