Updated 31 May 2016 Global underpants legend: David Beckham What does global underpants icon and ex-England soccer star, David Beckham, have in common with the mysterious 1930s Delta blues legend, Robert Johnson? Answer: London’s East End suburb of Leytonstone in the UK. To be more precise, Leytonstone was where David Beckham was born in 1975 and where… Continue reading David Beckham and Robert Johnson: what’s the connection?
Updated 31 May 2016 The latest statistics gathered by Prof. Dianna Kenny Researching my books ‘America’s Gift’ and ‘How Blues Evolved’, I naturally became aware of how many early blues musicians died well before their time. I was therefore surprised to read press reports of a new study claiming that old blues pioneers were far less likely… Continue reading Musicians living fast and dying young