DO you recognise the band in this picture? Are you one of the musicians?
If so, The Ealing Club would like you to get in touch as it is appealing for photographs and memories of the blues and rock scene, including the mystery band above, in the borough during the 1960s.
Ealing was a hotbed of musical talent in the 60s, and young musicians would frequently gather at Alexis Korner’s ‘Blues Incorporated’ club, better known in 2011 as The Red Room, opposite Ealing Broadway station.
The Rolling Stones would frequently play the club during their early years and Ealing is mentioned prominently by guitarist Keith Richards in his autobiography, Life.
The borough was a hub for a generation of gifted musicians, who would go onto ether form or join bands like The Who and The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Jim Marshall, pioneer of the iconic black amplifiers, built and sold his first amps from a shop in Hanwell’s Uxbridge Road, selling one to guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, who came to visit him in person.
The Ealing Club, which hosted a successful three-night event at The Red Room last month, is raising awareness of the borough’s heritage and hopes to install a plaque outside the venue in March next year. The club also plans to deliver a lecture at Ealing Library.
If you have any information about the people or location in the photo please email James Gates or to contact club visit www.ealing-club.com