Robbin Ford: jemsite interview

How did you start playing guitar?
My father played and showed me my first few chords. I learned quickly and was given my first electric the following Christmas and started a band with my thirteen year old friends.
How did you move from electric to blues and everything in between? Describe similarities and differences between blues, jazz, and other genres.

I bought a record in my local shop because I liked the cover. It turned out to be the Paul Butterfield Blues Band with Mike Bloomfield on guitar who became my instant hero. R+B was all over pop radio so soul music was not unusual to hear but this music had incredible
guitar and blues harp playing all over it. Very exciting. Then came Clapton, Hendrix, BB King and many others.