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British blues meeting in Norway

Four legends of the british blues wave in the 60s and 70s meet for the first time in Notodden.

Blueslegendene, fra venstre: Steve Winwood, Jeremy Spencer, Tom McGuinness og Paul Jones.

The blues legends, from left: Steve Winwood, Jeremy Spencer, Tom McGuinness and Paul Jones.

Foto: Jørn Gjersøe / NRK

Listen: Steve Winwood, Jeremy Spencer, Tom McGuinness and Paul Jones – captured together!

 

They were all bitten by the blues in the 60’s, and they all played at Notodden Blues Festival last week. But they had never before been together in the same room!

Historic event

Take a good look at the four legends in the photo above: Steve Winwood, Jeremy Spencer, Tom McGuinness and Paul Jones – captured together for the first time. The historic event took place on Saturday, August 4th in the office of Jeremy Spencer’s manager, Morten Gjerde.

Norwegian radio station P1 arranged this meeting of four british blues giants during Notodden Blues Festival. Winwood, Spencer, Jones and McGuinness were all invited to meet and talk about the blues.

 

Bård Ose intervjuet Steve Winwood, Jeremy Spencer, Tom McGuinness og Paul Jones

Reporter Bard Ose recorded the session with (from left) Jeremy Spencer, Paul Jones, Steve Winwood and Tom McGuinness.

Foto: Jørn Gjersøe / NRK

 

They all liked the idea, and it resulted in a 40-minute meeting which was recorded in its entirety by radio host Bard Ose.

As good as ever

Being a conversation between friends more than an interview, the four musicians talked candidly about how and why they got interested in the blues.

They also reflected upon the fact that they are still able to go on stage every night and play as good as ever – more than 40 years after they started out.

 

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