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Suburban Steps To Rockland - The Story of The Ealing Club

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Inspired by American touring blues acts like Muddy Waters and Sister Rosetta Tharpe and with the complicity of a 19-year old student from Teheran, in 1962 guitarist Alexis Korner and harmonica player Cyril Davies opened the Ealing Club, London's (and Britain's) first Rhythm and Blues venue.
Soon young music fans from all over the country start attending Alexis and Cyril's shows and sit-in during their set. The list of youngsters who learn the blues at the Ealing Club includes: Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Paul Jones, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Dick Taylor and Eric Burdon (just to name a few).
The Ealing Club, a.k.a. 'The Cradle of British Rock' (Mojo Magazine), a dingy and smokey concrete-floored basement barely mentioned in music history books will only last three years, but its pivotal role in nurturing the golden generation of Classic-rock musicians and kick-starting the British Blues movement remains undeniable.


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Running Time
87 min
Giorgio Guernier 1st Feature
Giorgio Guernier
Executive Producer
Alistair Young
Giorgio Guernier
Principal Cast
With contributions from: Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, John Mayall, Paul Jones, Eric Burdon, Dick Taylor

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Last updated 11th November 2019

Production Company

Sixty-Two Films Limited