Popa Chubby

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Ted Horowitz, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Popa Chubby and his band came to light in the mid-90s after serving a long apprenticeship at New York’s famed blues club, Manny’s Carwash. The ebullient, cantankerous Chubby grew up in a home filled with music - Illinois Jacquet allegedly played at his parents’ wedding. His father, who worked at a small candy store in the Bronx, took his son to see Chuck Berry when he was six years old and as a result Chubby took up the guitar. Later, as rock ‘n’ roll developed into more polished forms, his principle influences became Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. In fact, his public statement that ‘Jeff Beck made as big a contribution to the blues as Muddy Waters and Elmore James did’, has offended many blues aficionados who see Chubby as an impostor and embarrassment. Previously he had also worked with the CBS Records punk band Chaos, before spending a brief period with Richard...

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