Sure, but Keef and Ronnie are cool. If you read Keith's biography, My Life, there was a time when he went to live with black musicians and their families in the South, playing casual gigs with Muddy Waters was an everyday affair and he ended up becoming part of the family - it's a neat period in his history where he describes himself as being very happy.
What I think stands out is that the UK bands who made it to the top during the 1960's and 1970's were the ones where the musicians fell in love with southern R & B and actually went to Mississippi, Georgia and Tennesse, sought these guys out and learned from them. It's interesting of course to note that it was the British bands who did this, they achieved global fame and that's when southern blues began to be appreciated in the US - Keef and Ronnie certainly were a part of that as was Page and Plant, they were well ahead of the trend and of the Americans who were for the greater part, very racist at the time. And it was the poor plantation black people who headed North to places such as Detroit, where they clustered and searched for employment and Motown was born, Motown, motor city, the home of R & B and Berry Gordy. Interestingly, ten years after that exedous of migrating black people had arrived in places like Detroit and LA, both cities were in flames in rebellion at the way the white authorities treated them. And today the American cops are still shooting them in disproportionate numbers, but that's another story.
rubl: TTFT had some Sauerkraut mit Wurst for breakfast yesterday?
Mar 18, 2021 10:43:07 GMT 7
TTFT: @ Rubl: No, I just wanted to share the funniest joke in the world with all of our German members
Mar 18, 2021 14:37:36 GMT 7
rubl: Fricking Tigs, what's next, grooving in a cave with furry animals?
Mar 18, 2021 18:04:29 GMT 7
TTFT: OK, translation of the Joke for Rubl: My wife is leaving me because of my obsession with putting CCTV cameras all over the house. I can see where she's coming from though.
Mar 19, 2021 6:55:12 GMT 7
TTFT: Sorry, got the 2nd syllable of the 3rd word wrong: The joke should translate as 'My mate's girlfriend has just left him, saying she couldn't put up with his obsession with football any longer. He says he's really upset, they were together 7 seasons,
Mar 19, 2021 7:06:40 GMT 7
rubl: Not now dear, I'm watching an important game
Mar 19, 2021 8:19:26 GMT 7
siampolee: Happy Birthday to our Ulan Bator member Seth.
Mar 20, 2021 16:43:29 GMT 7
pathumseb: Many thanks, dealing with a Mongolian hangover today.
Mar 21, 2021 19:14:51 GMT 7
TTFT: Hi Seb, sorry I missed your birthday. Hope that you had a decent one considering the circumstances.
Mar 22, 2021 8:24:57 GMT 7
TTFT: My wife texted me “Lasagne at 6 o’clock” so I immediately looked behind me.
Mar 22, 2021 8:31:38 GMT 7
TTFT: Despite evidence to the contrary, Bill Stickers really is innocent.
Mar 25, 2021 9:23:59 GMT 7
TTFT: What's the difference between Frenchmen and toast?
Mar 26, 2021 12:50:41 GMT 7
rubl: ^^| one crumbles and the other is toast?
Mar 28, 2021 14:25:17 GMT 7
TTFT: ^^| Nice try Uncle, and a decent effort. However, the correct answer is ‘You can make soldiers out of toast’.
Mar 29, 2021 8:29:55 GMT 7
rubl: The first of April. Be careful, stay in bed
Apr 1, 2021 7:33:57 GMT 7
TTFT: As a kid we could only afford a second hand calculator which was missing the X button. Times were hard.
Apr 8, 2021 7:18:33 GMT 7
rubl: ^^| some have it the poor shouldn't be allowed to multiply
Apr 9, 2021 10:43:54 GMT 7
TTFT: Roman Numerals: Not on my watch.
Apr 9, 2021 15:58:41 GMT 7
rubl: It's raining in Bangkok, again. I guess rainy season have really arrived. Well, washes away dust and dirt and maybe even a few germs. Start dancing in the rain if you feel like it
May 3, 2021 14:14:39 GMT 7