Ex-mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Bill Luckett, outside Ground Zero, the club he co-founded with actor Morgan Freeman in 2000, and opened in 2001. 'We were in there together using shovels to clean it out. The building was 96 years old when we bought it. It was in a real bad way. The roof was leaking, the floors were rotted.'
'The one thing that gives me a lot of joy is the fact that you can sit on the porch of Ground Zero Blues Club and meet the world. We're considered by the State tourism board as the number one city in Mississippi for numbers of International tourists. This is the middle of nowhere but it's pretty much the centre of the musical world. If it wasn't for the Delta blues, we wouldn't have had the 'British invasion bands.''