The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20801 Message #3024857
Posted By: GUEST
05-Nov-10 - 11:13 PM
Thread Name: Remember Les Cousins, in London's Soho?
Subject: RE: Remember Les Cousin's, in London's Soho?
Hi Breadda. I think that you were before my time by a little bit. I was working there at about age 17 in 1968 but I first started giong to Les Cousins when i was 15 in 1966. I remember someone called Toby selling coffee behind the counter when I first started to go there. I worked the evenings and then the overnight, so there was a break in between, but I was rather young for hanging out at Ronnie Scotts. It would have been amazing to go to all of those famous clubs like Ronnie Scotts, the Bag O Nails, but I did get involved in the amazing UFO Club, MiddleEarth, and the like at the time. It was just such an amazing time and place in history -- now that I look back.The British Blues musicians were like a huge interconnected family, because if one knew one blues musician, that person was connected to a bunch of others, and each of them was connected to others, so it was like a gigantic family.