Geoff Bradford

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b. c.1934. Bradford (aka Jeff), an accomplished guitarist, served an apprenticeship in several early British R&B bands, including Blues By Six and Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. He was also a part…
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b. c.1934. Bradford (aka Jeff), an accomplished guitarist, served an apprenticeship in several early British R&B bands, including Blues By Six and Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. He was also a part of the embryonic Rolling Stones, but left the line-up following the inclusion of what he considered to be ‘commercial’ material. Bradford then joined Cyril Davies’ R&B All-Stars, the breakaway group from Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, which mutated into Long John Baldry’s Hoochie Coochie Men upon Davies’ death from leukaemia in 1964. Baldry subsequently dissolved this band, leaving Bradford free to re-form the Original All-Stars with bass player Cliff Barton. From then on, Bradford worked as a backing musician for several visiting blues performers. Despite a low public profile, Bradford enjoys the respect of his peers and has continued to forge a career on the London club circuit.