Blues Star Robben Ford Admits He Almost Went Pop: Robben Ford News

On Friday Blues Star Robben Ford Admits He Almost Went Pop was a top story. Here is the recap: (The Blues) Robben Ford has recalled how he began to focus on becoming a pop musician because he thought the blues genre was finished. He steeled himself to abandon the music he really wanted to play - until three other artists turned things around.

Ford tells MusicRadar: "I was beginning my solo career, when it really looked to me like the blues was dead. I had even been trying to school myself in pop music, because I really thought that was where I was going to have to go to make a living.

"Suddenly Stevie Ray Vaughan arrived, Robert Cray started getting attention and then John Lee Hooker was a star." The turnaround served him well when he launched 1988 solo album Talk To Your Daughter, and it was nominated for a Grammy award. Read more - here.

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