Tony Garland (executive at ANIM Management) : White America was listening to Doris Day - black American music got nowhere near white AM radio. Jimi was too white for black radio. Here, there were a lot of white guys listening to blues from America and wanting to sound like their heroes.
John Lee Hooker : Eric Clapton, John Mayall and all those other people over in England made the blues a big thing. In the States, people didn't want to know.