Shoreditch in east London. It's in the Bricklayer's Arms that Nick Etwell greets me with a grin, a paisley scarf knotted around his throat.
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As far as the blues were concerned Jimmy Page had technique and angst but lacked heartfelt sadness. Eric Clapton too - despite his lengthy period on heroin, trying, he said, to find the true pain at the heart of the blues - never quite got there.
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