|Tags:||blues british blues|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
Anthony Bennett, 23 September 1946, England, d. 26 March 1976, England. Bennett was a dedicated British one-man-band blues performer, in the style of Jesse Fuller and Dr. Ross. He played the London R&B club circuit from the mid-60s and was signed by Mike Vernon to Blue Horizon Records in 1967, releasing Its A Man Down There as his first single. On his first album he was backed by Peter Green and John McVie of Fleetwood Mac. Bennett also played harmonica on sessions for Fleetwood Mac, Champion Jack Dupree, Memphis Slim, Shusha and Martha Velez. He was briefly a member of John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, and in 1974 recorded for Mickie Mosts Rak Records label, releasing a single, Comin Home. He was killed in a road accident, after falling asleep at the wheel, on 26 March 1976 in Warwickshire, England, returning home after performing with Memphis Slim.