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The cult Texan singer took the blues to strange new places. But he never had a chance to conquer his demons.
No bunch of white kids from London ever had more right to play the blues than The Rolling Stones. This is their top ten greatest blues tracks...
Years after his death, Stevie Ray Vaughan is still being discovered by new generations. We pay tribute to this incredible bluesman, with a story from a writer he befriended and who reported his demise
Was Woodstock really the peace and love apogee of the hippie dream? Sha Na Na – whose career stemmed from Woodstock – and festival organiser Joel Rosenman explain what really happened
From The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group to jazz fusion and Stevie Wonder, the guitar legend looks back on his stellar career
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The sleeve artwork of Led Zeppelin's fourth album, dissected by Jimmy Page biographer Chris Salewicz
He grew up playing with the Hill country blues legends that were his family, made a movie with Samuel L. Jackson and now Cedric Burnside is being compared to Led Zeppelin and Jack White...
Janis Joplin was the extraordinary singer who brought the Blues into the Summer Of Love, whose star shone brightly but briefly
From Mississippi to Northern Ireland to Australia, this classic has inspired musicians from around the world. But can the original be beaten?
Eyewitness accounts and unseen pictures of Jimi Hendrix's last gig – a festival marred by appalling weather, machine-gun fire and marauding Hell's Angels…
He should have been one of rock and blues’ great guitar heroes. Instead, the light of Free and Back Street Crawler’s Paul Kossoff shone briefly – and burned out quickly
Robin Trower talks about his lengthy career, from pop success with Procol Harum to Hendrix clone claims and solo success
The Beatles to Bizkit, Parton to Presley, Sabbath to gospel: it's all added to the musical gumbo that makes up Black Stone Cherry
The mythologised Bluesbreakers line-up of John Mayall, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood never made a studio album and shattered after just three months.
Overdoses, divorce and too much drink, but with a health scare that nearly killed him and the In Step album to make, Stevie Ray Vaughan looked like he was finally getting back on track