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After thirty-seven years of almost continuous gigging and recording, the Climax Blues Band remains one of the most consistently entertaining of all the outfits to emerge from the British blues boom of the late sixties.
Founded, and still led, by singer and multi-instrumentalist Colin Cooper, the band has survived early personnel changes, and the vagaries of fashion in the popular music business, largely because despite the occasional highly successful foray into the charts, the most successful being the classic world-wide hit "Couldn't Get It Right", sung and co-written by Colin, the band has always kept an eye firmly on its roots, namely blues and jazz.
For the past twenty years or so the band has had a more stable line-up, considered by many to be its best ever, and besides making records has concentrated its efforts in Europe, with numerous festival and club dates, including a one hour TV special on WDR's Rockpalast, sellout shows at Birmingham's late-lamented Ronnie Scott's club, and a twenty-five date German tour with the Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall.
The current live show spans material from the entire span of the band's existance, and their place in blues history is marked by a detailed entry in the "Guinness Who's Who Of The Blues". It should be noted that the "Virgin Encyclopaedia of Popular Music" rated the live CD, "Blues From The Attic", recorded by the current line-up, as superior to any of the previous albums apart from the second, "Plays On", which equalled it.