From Planet Rock.
Having extensively toured mainland Europe throughout the February, March and April, the Godfather of British Blues will play a total of 15 headline shows in November 2019.
The 85th Anniversary Tour takes in Edinburgh, Newcastle, York, Guilford, Nottingham, London, Buxton, Bexhil, Cheltenham, Poole, St Albans, Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham and Southend in the run-up to Mayall’s 86th birthday on 29th November.
Support at all dates will come from fast-rising blues virtuoso Connor Selby. Tickets go on sale from Planet Rock Ticketsat 9am on Friday 24th May.
Featuring collaborations with artists including Joe Bonamassa, Rush’s Alex Lifeson, Todd Rundgren and Steven Van Zandt, John Mayall’s latest studio album ‘Nobody Told Me’ was released in February.
Speaking at Planet Rockstock last December, Walter Trout heaped praise on his former John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers band mate.
“To this day I am star struck by John Mayall,” Walter told Paul Anthony. “He’s like a father to me, I played with him for five years, I toured the world with him, I made three albums with him, he’s appeared on four of my albums. I’m still in awe of the guy, of his accomplishments, his genius; he’s a musical genius and he’s I think underappreciated.
“If anybody should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame it’s him. Look who he started off – people always go Mick Taylor, Peter Green, Eric Clapton. (There’s) other guys they’re not even aware of, Simon Kirke and Andy Fraser from Free started with John Mayall.
“There’s just this amazing list of people that he has nurtured and taught and, y’know, I would say I’ve been at this for 50 years and the most fun I ever had at it was playing in his band.”
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- John Mayall - Blues From Laurel Canyon - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $210.60, €218.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 22-Sep-2022 15:08)on September 26, 2022 at 9:58 am
JOHN MAYALL Blues From Laurel Canyon (1968 UK first issue 12-track MONO vinyl LP, the first album from Mayall after the break up of The Bluesbreakers, featuring the talents of a young Mick Taylor and the legendary Peter Green as a guest, frontlaminated gatefold picture sleeve. Aside from a minor laminate imperfection to the reverse of the sleeve [most likely a result of the manufacturing process], the sleeve is superb, with clear, vivid colours, virtually no edgewear and a wonderfully strong spine. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with some spindle wear evident but little evidence of play- a top copy that is much rarer than its stereo counterpart! LK4972)
- John Mayall - The Turning Point + Booklet - MINT - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $102.60, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 23-Aug-2022 15:38)on September 26, 2022 at 9:58 am
JOHN MAYALL The Turning Point (Rare 1969 UK first issue 7-track stereo vinyl LP on the red Polydor label with A1/B1 matrices, recorded live at the Fillmore East, New York City on 12th July 1969. Indeed a 'turning point' for Mayall, who sought to distance himself from 'heavy' blues & explore seldom-used ideas within the framework of low volume music, complete with rare picture/lyric booklet insert & picture sleeve with pinched spine. This is a beautiful one previous owner archive copy.Both the sleeve & vinyl are in near mint condition. The inner bag even includes period review clippings attached!)
- John Mayall - Ten Years Are Gone - Australian - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $27.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jul-2022 09:17)on September 26, 2022 at 9:58 am
JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS Ten Years Are Gone (1973 Australian 14-track double LP, half a studio album & half a live date recorded at the Academy of Music in New York, also starring Sugarcane Harris on Violin & Blue Mitchell on Trumpet, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & both vinyl discs are presented in Excellent condition)
- John Mayall - Beyond The Turning Point + Headhunters inner - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $32.40, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2022 11:10)on September 26, 2022 at 9:58 am
JOHN MAYALL Beyond The Turning Point (1969 UK first press 9-track stereo LP on Polydor, starring Harvey Mandel on Guitar, Johnny Almond on Tenor Sax & Flute, Sugarcane Harris on Violin & more, complete with the original 'Headhunters' catalogue inner & matte picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with just the odd light corner bump & the vinyl appears barely played)
- John Mayall - Jazz Blues Fusion - Italian - vinyl LP - £20.00, $21.60, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jul-2022 14:23)on September 26, 2022 at 9:58 am
JOHN MAYALL Jazz Blues Fusion (70s 7-track LP, recorded in Boston & New York towards the end of 1971 with an array of great backing musicians including Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Clifford Solomon on sax, Freddy Robinson on guitar, Ron Selico onpercussion & Larry Taylor on bass, picture sleeve. The sleeve has a small sticker on the front and has only minor storagewear for its years while the vinyl looks seldom played)