John Mayall

English blues musician

John Mayall, OBE (born 29 November 1933)[1] is an English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years. In the 1960s, he was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, a band which has included some of the most famous blues and blues rock musicians.

John Mayall
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Mayall performing in 2007
Background information
Born (1933-11-29) 29 November 1933 (age 86)
Macclesfield, England
GenresBlues rock, harmonica blues, British blues, electric blues
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, organ, drums
Years active1956–present
LabelsDecca, DJM, ABC, Eagle, Snapper, One-Way Records, Polydor, Silvertone, GNP Crescendo
Associated actsJohn Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Canned Heat, Cream, Fleetwood Mac, Keef Hartley Band, Mark-Almond, Pure Food and Drug Act


  1. "Pride of Manchester's guide to John Mayall". Retrieved 15 June 2013.

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