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  John Mayall
Widely acknowledged as the father of British blues, Mayall remains its hardiest perennial, continuing to expand the boundaries and impact of the music he loves.
Mayall, in fact, shuns such celebrity oriented fare, subscribing instead to the simple pleasures he derives from writing and performing new material, as well as extending the blues tradition.
Mayall composed the solemn "Double Life Feelings" during a Bluesbreakers soundcheck just prior to a recent performance in Sweden.
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  John Mayall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Mayall, OBE, (born 29 November 1933) is a pioneering British blues singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
He was the founder of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers and has been influential in the careers of many instrumentalists, including Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Don Harris, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor, Aynsley Dunbar, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Andy Fraser, Johnny Almond and Jon Mark.
Mayall was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, the son of Murray Mayall, a guitarist and jazz enthusiast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Mayall   (343 words)

 John Mayall, Blues Musician from Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK - 1933.
John heard a guitar player on record who he very much wanted in his band, and, come April 1965, it was goodbye Roger, hello Eric Clapton, the former lead guitarist with the Yardbirds, joins the Bluesbreakers.
With John on keyboards, harmonica, guitar and vocals, a rhythem section of McVie and Flint, and Eric Clapton as the undoubted star of the show, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers entered what was to be the classic phase of its history.
John Mayall has seen and done it all; he has played with the best musicians in the world and weather through good time and bad, he has never stopped working.
www.john-meekings.co.uk /jmayall.html   (2106 words)

 VH1.com : John Mayall : Biography
Mayall's output has caught some flak from critics for paling next to the real African-American deal, but much of his vintage work -- if weeded out selectively -- is quite strong; especially his legendary 1966 LP with Eric Clapton, which both launched Clapton into stardom and kick-started the blues boom into full gear in England.
Mayall, too, had the reputation of being a difficult and demanding employer, willing to give musicians their walking papers as his music evolved, although he also imparted invaluable schooling to them while the associations lasted.
Mayall turned quickly to Peter Green, who managed the difficult feat of stepping into Clapton's shoes and gaining respect as a player of roughly equal imagination and virtuosity, although his style was quite distinctly his own.
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 MetroActive Music | John Mayall
The sole Mayall reference in the Stone piece is the inclusion of the classic 1966 record Bluesbreakers--John Mayall with Eric Clapton, the album that launched Clapton's career yet was great mainly because of Mayall's magnificently soulful feel for the medium and his sly, non- conformist style of blues songwriting.
Mayall's life and career have inspired countless musicians, and not only blues bands: the members of Green Day have repeatedly stated that their earliest inspiration was Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.
JOHN MAYALL was born in 1933, in the small town of Macclesfield, England, and grew up amid the turmoil of World War II.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/05.21.98/mayall-9820.html   (949 words)

 [Slowhand] Review - John Mayall, "70th Birthday Concert"
John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers And Friends, "70th Birthday Concert," -- with Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Chris Barber, and a horn section led by former Bluesbreaker Henry Lowther -- will be released as a double CD on Tuesday, 18 November here in the US.
And last but not least, is John Mayall, who will reach the age of 70 on 29 November, celebrating his birthday 4 months and 10 days early this year, as indicated by the album's title.
Mayall may be approaching 70, but I have never seen a younger 70-year-old, both physically and mentally (and both musically and bluesically, of course).
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 John Mayall & Friends - Along For The Ride - Audio Fidelity - SACD
John Mayall and Friends starts off with a “A World of Hurt”, a kick off tune that expresses the blues rock style that belongs to Mayall.
Of course, to pinpoint 14 extraordinary tunes from Mayall’s career is as impossible as finding the proverbial pin in a haystack due to an industriously recorded output that number in the high hundreds.
At 70, Mayall is, respectfully, one of the elder statesmen in the history of rock.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/MayallJohnAlongForTheRideSACD.html   (997 words)

 DVD.net : John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Friends - 70th Birthday Concert - DVD Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers are blues legends that have been the cornerstone of British blues since the '60s.
Mayall also looks bloody good for 70 years of age, especially when you consider the life of most bluesmen and rock and rollers; after all, many fail to reach half that age.
Mayall has been playing the blues so long there is every likelihood that he could play in his sleep, and he quite possibly does.
www.dvd.net.au /review.cgi?review_id=3674   (1047 words)

 DIG Internet Radio - Interview: John Mayall
British blues great John Mayall, who will be in Australia as one of the headliners of the Melbourne International Music & Blues Festival, is well aware that a substantial part of his reputation is based not on his own recordings but on the musicians who have passed through his band.
Mayall's best-known song in Australia remains Room To Move, taken from the 1970 album The Turning Point, which was the theme for a much-loved ABC radio program in the 70's.
While Mayall's career stalled in the 70's, it was rejuvenated in the 80's with a Bluesbreakers reunion, albums on major labels and a determination by the blues man to continue to record and tour.
www.abc.net.au /dig/stories/s774976.htm   (761 words)

 The History of Rock Music. John Mayall: biography, discography, reviews, links
A spectacular harmonica-player and a terrific conductor of ensembles, John Mayall was for several years the main reference point for the British blues scene.
Mayall named his next album for the concept he was pursuing: Jazz-Blues Fusion (Polydor, 1972) but his vision was perhaps too ambitious for his composing limits, although the record does provide some suggestive hints for others to follow.
Mayall has created more music than any other bluesman and is the only musician who has tried, albeit irregularly, and managed fusion with both rock and jazz.
www.scaruffi.com /vol1/mayall.html   (1918 words)

 John Mayall
John Mayall is known among his peers as a living legend, and the Father of British Blues.
Mayall finds time with this new record to reminisce about the past, and remember what it means to him.
Even with 63 years behind him, Mayall still plays the blues with all the energy and enthusiasm he did back when the Bluesbreakers were filling up clubs like Klooks Kleek and the Flamingo in the mid-'60s.
www.penduluminc.com /MM/articles/mayall.html   (1151 words)

 John Mayall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mayall had heard Eric Clapton on a Yardbirds single and was so impressed with the young guitar player that he invited him to join the Blues Breakers, Clapton's impact was immediate and profound.
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - CD The quintessential British Blues album.
Mayall's own contribution "Little Girl" is one of the best, and his opening harp solo on "Another Man" is impressive.
www.anycities.com /godders/john_mayall.html   (279 words)

 John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers was a pioneering British blues band, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, OBE, that included such luminaries as:
The group lost their record contract with Decca that year, which also saw the release of a single called "I'm Your Witchdoctor", followed by a return to Decca in 1966.
In 2003, John Mayall celebrated at his 70th Birthday Concert.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Mayall_&_the_Bluesbreakers   (483 words)

 John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
The son of a keen amateur dance band musician, John Mayall put his first group, The Powerhouse Four, together while he was still at art school, studying to become a commercial artist.
Mayall moved south and formed the Bluesbreakers in 1963.
Throughout their career the musicians themselves may have changed frequently but Mayall remained unconcerned about the commercial pressures of the day and stuck to a "back to the roots" policy of playing the blues.
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 John Mayall
Since John was the last to arrive, we did a sound check with each musician one at a time.
John ran his keyboards into our Roland JC-120 guitar amp, as well as 2 direct boxes (one for the module, one for the Kurzweil).
John was a great guy, an incredible musician, and put on an outstanding show.
www.fishnose.com /jmayall.htm   (322 words)

 HPR1.com / Cover Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
John Mayall is perhaps the most well-known blues artist on the line-up this year.
Mayall's discography is staggering in its size and the wealth of its chronicle of blues songs and musicians.
This year, Mayall has two DVDs, "Cookin' Down Under" and "Godfather/Turning Point," and a new CD called "The Turning Point Sound Track." Though Mayall is the father of six and grandfather of six more, he is truly the godfather of the blues.
www.hpr1.com /archives/aug1904/coverstory.htm   (883 words)

 Amazon.com: John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - 70th Birthday Concert: DVD: John Mayall,Eric Clapton,Chris Barber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mayall, a capable if not exactly stellar singer and multi-instrumentalist, is best known for the many fine players who passed through his band over the years, and Eric Clapton, the most renowned of the lot, is on hand here, as is former Mayall/Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.
John Mayall's vocals in is old age have improved (that is always controversial- I don't think him a really horrible singer).
John does a good job, but it is curious that with his lack of real talent on the harmonica he would do a tune about Little Walter as well as one of Little Walter's own songs.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000E6FOK?v=glance   (2179 words)

 John J. J. E. Mayall
John Jabez Edwin Mayall was born in 1813, near Oldham in Lancashire, England.
This portrait of John J E Mayall was made in Philadelphia,where Mayall established a daguerreotype portrait studio in the 1840s.
Turner visited Mayall's premises regularly from 1847 to 1849, yet only at the end of their acquaintance did Mayall realise that the elderly man who took an interest in his work was the great landscape painter.
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 John Mayall (Knights In Blue Denim)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
John Mayall is of course the Godfather of the U.K. blues scene.
Mayall on stage a couple of times: sounding like a soul band at the (sadly missed) Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas ('77?) and much later playing de Brit blooze on the good ole' parking lot 'Heden' in central Gothenburg - with Carlos Montoya or Walter Trout on lead guitar.
John Mayall's albums are probably listed in every Rock Dictionary available - I omit them here until I get a new rush of high energy.
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 John Mayall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The first one, a "warts and all" documentary, features commentary from Mayall, former and current members of the Bluesbreakers (the band he formed in 1963), and family members, plus rare archival footage from the late 60s.
Mayall explained that one of his longtime goals had finally reached fruition.
Mayall, who remembers "Bugle Call" by the Mills Brothers as the first record he heard, was quite influenced by his father's record collection, which exposed him to such revered performers as Django Reinhardt, Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, and Charlie Christian.
www.dirtynelson.com /linen/115/115mayall.html   (357 words)

 SLIPKID'S Concert Photos - John Mayall
John Mayall has been soldiering along playing his own brand of "british" blues for what seems like forever now, surrounding himself over the years with a multitude of monster musicians (Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jack Bruce, etc).
This show was billed as something like "John Mayall and the ORIGINAL Bluesbreakers", which of course was completely incorrect.
Mayall's band lineup of this particular concert has left an indelible impression upon me however, as Walter Trout's guitar amplifier blasted searing lick after searing lick directly into my right ear all night, leaving me with impaired hearing in that ear to this day.
www.webserves.com /slipkid/p-johnmayall.html   (282 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Blues Legend John Mayall Is Named Officer of the Order of the British Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mayall, also known as the father of the British Blues, has a new album with his band the Bluesbreakers, titled "Road Dogs," due from Eagle Records on Tuesday, June 14.
John Mayall's legendary Bluesbreakers launched the careers of some of the greatest musicians of our time.
Mayall has never confined himself to the customary boundaries of the blues genre and "Road Dogs" covers an elaborate stretch of ground.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=88643   (486 words)

 John Jabez Edwin Mayall (Getty Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In April 1847 Mayall opened the American Daguerreotype Institution in London, explicitly naming it American because American daguerreotypes were known for greater clarity and polish and were of a larger size.
Mayall became renowned as a portraitist; within his first three years in England, he photographed Sir John Herschel, Sir David Brewster, and Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre.
In 1855 Mayall sold the American Daguerreotype Institution and began to mass produce cartes-de-visite, small, calling-card-size photographs that were inexpensive to make, easily exchanged, and extremely popular.
www.getty.edu /art/collections/bio/a2058-1.html   (203 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Blues from Laurel Canyon: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mayall's first post-Bluesbreakers album saw the man returning to his roots after the jazz/blues fusion that was Bare Wires.
Thoughno-one would seek out a John Mayall album for the authenticvocals--he barely sounds American, let alone fl--his choices of both musicians and musical settings are always impeccable, and LAUREL CANYON delivers the goods on both counts.
Despite the cover pics of Mayall pretending to be a backwoodsman communing with nature and some crass lyrics the music hits the spot most of the time.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000001F6W   (1373 words)

 JOHN MAYALL - Rare Concert Posters of the 60's and 70's - PosterGeist!
JOHN MAYALL / Iron Butterfly / Savoy Brown / Elvin Bishop / Johnny Winter / Boz Scaggs / Freddie King / Fairport Convention / Black Oak Arkansas / Herbie Hancock / Chicken Shack Aug 27-29 and Sept 3-6.
JOHN MAYALL Sunday June 5, 1977 at Paramount Theatre in Portland Oregon.
JOHN MAYALL THE BLUESBREAKERS w/ Margo Tufo Blues Revue Sunday July 29, 1990 at the Starry Night in Portland, Oregon.
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 Bus Boys, Eric Clapton and John Mayall Promotional Photos
John Mayall, blues guitarist and singer has experienced the longevity and popularity other artists dream of.
John Mayall grew up listening to his guitarist father's extensive jazz record collection and felt drawn to the blues.
Mayall did not turn his musical talents into a full time career until the age of 30.
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 John Mayall --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Always a popular performer, Mayall was nevertheless more celebrated for the musicians he attracted into his band, the Bluesbreakers.
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www.britannica.com /eb/article-9105713   (709 words)

 John Mayall og ungdommen - Musikk - NRK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
John Mayall blir 71 til høsten, men ser uforskammet sprek ut. Foto: Per Ole Hagen.
John Mayall flyttet til Los Angeles i 1967 da han spilte inn "Blues From Laurel Canyon".
Mayall er jo kanskje mest kjent som mannen som oppdaget Eric Clapton, Peter Green og Mick Taylor, og kanskje har vi den fremtidige gitaristen i unge norsk-britiske Kristoffer?
www.nrk.no /musikk/1.861249   (429 words)

 BBC - Music / Profiles - John Mayall
Mayall fought in Korea with the British Army for three years and didn't start playing Blues full time until he was 30.
John Mayall and Eric Clapton's Bluesbreakers album was groundbreaking when it was released in 1966.
John McVie was the longest serving Bluesbreakers musician of the 60s, lasting four years, before forming Fleetwood Mac with fellow Bluesbreakers Mick Fleetwood & Peter Green.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/profiles/mayalljohn.shtml   (380 words)

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