Long John Baldry, 1972

John Baldry from an Atlanta show in 1972.

Who, you ask? The Rolling Stones opened for John Baldry in 1962. Early in their careers Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Jimmy Paige, Jack Bruce, Rod Stewart and Elton John all played in Baldry's bands. Six foot, seven inch Long John Baldry deserves much of the credit for the best of British music of the sixties. On July 22, 2005, in Vancouver, John Baldry died at the age of 65.

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May 22, 2006