Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of Britain.
Tony Blair traces his political genesis to the paralysis of his father. In 1963, when Blair was 11, his father suffered a stroke while campaigning for a Conservative seat in Parliament. "After his illness, my father transferred his ambitions onto his kids," Blair said in an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine in 1994.
Unlike John Major's, Blair's upbringing was privileged. His father was a law lecturer, and Blair was educated at the elite Fettes College in Edinburgh before going to Oxford for law school in 1972. Blair was known as a gregarious student and as the gyrating bass guitar and lead singer for a rock band called Ugly Rumors.