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Alexis Korner on meeting Brian Jones:
“Brian used to come up on the weekends and I’d say, ‘Look, man, stick it out till you’ve got a bit of bread and then come to London’. I’d met Brian because while I was working with the Chris Barber band doing odd concerts – we played one in Cheltenham and Brian came up to me after the concert and asked if he could speak to me. That’s how we got together. He used to show up at the Ealing Club on weekends and occasionally play a bit. Brian couldn’t stand Cheltenham. He simply loathed Cheltenham. He couldn’t stand the restrictions imposed by his family on his thinking and on his general behavior. That’s when he came to London, just ‘bang’ like that.”

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