There is always something special about being the first and Alexis was the father of British Blues. in 1960 he teamed up with Cyril Davies and started playing Blues. They went on to form Blues Incorporated in 1961. That band was seminal. Everybody appeared in it – most of the Stones and Cream, Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith. It was a breeding ground for people who went on to do great stuff. Without Alexis it might never have happened.