Superb R&B vocalist, standing tall at six-foot-seven. Excepting his late sixties hits era his commercial success has been considerably smaller than his artistic influence and reputation. Perhaps tired of the U.K. scene he became a Canadian in '80 and nowadays resides in Vancouver, B.C.|
A city with an impressive blues scene - I know from personal experiences!
Photo left depicts cover of CD "Right To Sing The Blues". Yes he has.
A sort of history:
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated ('62)
Cyril Davies R&B All-Stars ('62 - '64)
The Hoochie Coochie Men (from Jan. '64), incl Rod Stewart as 2nd vocalist...
Steampacket ('64 - '66): Rod Stewart, Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, famed drummer Mickey Waller, Vic Briggs (later guitarist with Eric Burdon & the New Animals)
Bluesology ('66): with keyboardist Reg Dwight (in later life a.k.a. Elton John) and guitarist Neil Hubbard a.o.
From '67 on L.J.B. had several commercial hits with pop ballads ("Let The Heartaches Begin" in '67, "Mexico" in '68 etc.) - but in '71 he reverted to a bluesier sound, recording solo album "It Ain't Easy" with some assistance from previous colleagues Rod Stewart and Elton John - but no big sales followed.