RIP John Baldry
Canadian Broadcasting announced the passing of "Long John" Baldry
this Thursday in Vancouver from a chest infection. He was 64.
He was a force in British blues and well known enough that the "Rolling Stones" were the opening act for some of his concerts in the 1960s. Elton John was a sideman in one of Baldry's bands and he influenced many of the greats of British pop music.
He was an acquired taste that was occasionally acerbic, but his music was a lot of fun.