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John Mayall

Despite being a perfectly competent musician himself, John Mayall [OBE] will always be remembered for the incredible talents he took under his wing, rather that the music he himself wrote. Assuming the role of British blues guru throughout the 1960�s, Mayall periodically took in fledgling young musicians with raw talent and gave them a platform to develop on- often allowing them to outshine his own ability.

The self-taught John had been recreating a faithful Chicago-blues sound since, but only began getting noticed upon his arrival on the London scene. Mayall had released ...read more

Despite being a perfectly competent musician himself, John Mayall [OBE] will always be remembered for the incredible talents he took under his wing, rather that the music he himself wrote. Assuming the role of British blues guru throughout the 1960�s, Mayall periodically took in fledgling young musicians with raw talent and gave them a platform to develop on- often allowing them to outshine his own ability.

The self-taught John had been recreating a faithful Chicago-blues sound since, but only began getting noticed upon his arrival on the London scene. Mayall had released a string minor prior to 1965, but it was in this year that his place in music history became immortalized. With the addition of Eric Clapton, who had recently defected from the pop-friendly Yardbirds, he released �Bluesbreakers� (commonly referred to as The Beano Album)- arguably the pinnacle of the 1960�s British blues movement. 1967 saw the release of another classic (�A Hard Road�), with another guitar hero (Peter Green), but Mayall�s status as an elder-statesman of blues was solidified.

During his heyday, Mayall employed an army of talented musicians. Several of his Bluesbreaker alumni would go off to form successful band of their own- such as Fleetwood Mack, Free, and Cream.

John himself continues to blues to this day.

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Similar Bands: Peter Green, Cream, Eric Clapton, The Jeff Beck Group

LPs
Tough
2009

3
2 Votes
In the Palace of the King
2007

3
2 Votes
Road Dogs
2005

3
6 Votes
Memories
1971

4
1 Votes
Back To The Roots
1971

3.5
1 Votes
USA Union
1970

4.3
2 Votes
Empty Rooms
1969

4
2 Votes
Blues from Laurel Canyon
1968

4
7 Votes
Bare Wires
1968

3.3
7 Votes
The Blues Alone
1967

3.5
4 Votes
Crusade
1967

3.8
9 Votes
A Hard Road
1967

3.9
15 Votes
Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
1966

4.3
72 Votes
EPs
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Paul Butterfield
1967

4
1 Votes
Live Albums
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers: Live 1969
2004

3.5
1 Votes
Moving On
1973

4
1 Votes
Jazz Blues Fusion
1972

3.7
5 Votes
The Turning Point
1969

4.5
2 Votes
John Mayall Plays John Mayall
1965

3.5
2 Votes
Compilations
Room to Move -1969-1974
1992

5
1 Votes
Thru the Years
1971

4
2 Votes
Looking Back
1969

4
1 Votes

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