Dec 03, · The blues emotion-driven style of music inspired the same pattern to be followed by rock and roll. Many famous rock and roll bands were influenced by similar popular blues artists such as: Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and Little Richard. Blues, along with the artists that produced it, was significant in the inspiration of the Beatles.
Nov 26, · Some say the word "feeling blue" comes from the tradition of ships flying blue flags and bearing a painted blue band when a captain or another officer died. Another origin of "the blues," is derived from mysticism involving blue indigo, which was used by many West African cultures in death and bereavement ceremonies where all the mourners.
British blues, early to mids musical movement based in London clubs that was an important influence on the subsequent rock explosion. Its founding fathers included the guitarist Alexis Korner (b. April 19, , Paris, France—d. January 1, , London, England) and the harmonica player Cyril.
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In the UK, bands emulated US blues legends, and UK blues-rock-based bands had an influential role throughout the s. Even though the blues had been around for many years, the popularity of blues in the UK, and the subsequent "British Invasion" played the major role in popularizing the blues in mainstrem America.