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Long John Baldry

Documentary about Long John Baldry, a pioneering British blues musician who inspired The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, and discovered Rod Stewart and Elton John.

Documentary about the pioneering British musician.

An English gentleman, a dandy and quietly yet confidently gay, Baldry's blues enthusiasm and booming baritone voice in the late 50s and 60s inspired The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

Baldry discovered the young Rod Stewart, whom he chanced upon playing harmonica at a train station, and a chubby piano player named Reginald Dwight, who ended up changing his name to Elton John, partly in tribute to Baldry. Having toured and recorded right up to his death in 2005, this documentary pays tribute to the British blues legend.

45 minutes