chapter  6
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Blues at the Crossroads: The British Blues Revival Part III, 1965–1970

It is hard to pinpoint when the R&B boom began to wane. January 1965 looked

like it would be as big a year for the blues as ever. Fans rang in the New Year at

the Marquee with Sonny Boy Williamson, Chris Barber, and Long John Baldry

and the Hoochie Coochie Men; records by British R&B bands were at the top of

the pop charts and American blues artists on tour were still drawing large

audiences.