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George Formby...blimey so underneath that cheeky chappy exterior was a man bedevilled by the blues. That could explain why all the buildings at the crossroads had very clean windows.
Dave Kelly, Tony McPhee, Tom McGuiness- didn't these guys show up sliding well after 1963 ? I know Tom McGuiness from his work with Manfred Mann. Was he using slide before he joined them ?
Obviously Alexis had been doing his thing for several years before the Stones as had John Mayall.
Later on you get Jeff Beck (Yardbirds - Steeled Blues), Jeremy Spencer (whose Elmore James stylings are pretty amazing the first couple of times) etc...
Brian does appear to have been in a pretty select club in this pre-63 era.