Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The greatest British Blues band there never was

Volume I and Volume II of ‘an odd boy’ portray a plethora of poignant insights into what Blues meant to four lads during the British Blues Boom of the 1960s.

Doc Togden details his Blues education—as an 8-year old English boy—in terms of the informal schooling he received form Mr Love an elderly shell-shocked gentleman who introduced him to Bessie Smith, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Blind lemon Jefferson Memphis Minnie, and many others.

The story continues from 1960 to 1970. The initial idea of creating a Blues band comes into focus and becomes an on-stage reality by 1968. As Cream leaves the scene and Savage Cabbage takes its first steps as the band that could conceivably have filled their shoes – had not two untimely deaths intervened.

This is the story of the greatest British Blues band there never was – a story of a passion for a milieu that became a religion to four lads form the outskirts of the Thames Delta 

Doc Togden is the author of Volume 1 of an odd boy published by Aro Books worldwide.
Excerpts can be read on Doc Togden's Facebook fanpage and at