John Mayall’s 85th Anniversary Tour

Don't miss John Mayall ‘The Godfather of British Blues’ on his 85th Anniversary Tour when he stops off, with his band, at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on Sunday 3rd November!

John Mayall’s 85th Anniversary Tour

About John Mayall’s 85th Anniversary Tour

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, ‘The Godfather of British Blues’ an OBE & a Hall of Fame induction.

John’s early band John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers counted amongst its members Eric Clapton, Peter Green, John McVie & Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Andy Fraser (Free) Mick Taylor (The Stones) Still a prolific writer and performer, he has recently released the album ‘Nobody Told Me’ that also features Todd Rundgren & Joe Bonamassa.

Born in 1933 near Manchester, England from an early age John was a fan of Jazz and Blues, passionate about the Boogie Woogie piano giants, learning to play the piano, guitar and harmonica in his teens whilst at Manchester Junior School of Art. Sometime after National Service in the South Of England & Korea, John Moved to London in the swinging 60’s where he formed The Bluesbreakers and provided backing for some of the Blues Greats such as John Lee Hooker, T Bone Walker, Eddie Boyd and Sonny Boy Williamson on their first English club tours.

Eric Clapton joined John & The Bluesbreakers after quitting The Yardbirds and they created the classic album ‘John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton’. Due to his increasing popularity Stateside, John moved to Laurel Canyon, LA in the early 70’s and enjoyed a revered music career throughout the decades that followed. John has also collaborated over the years with the likes of Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) Steve Miller, Gary Moore, Jeff Healey, Mavis Staples, Greg Rzab (Black Crowes) and many respected Blues musicians.

John’s current live band are: John Mayall, Greg Rzab, Jay Davenport & Texas blues guitarist Carolyn Wonderland.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for John Mayall’s 85th Anniversary Tour are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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