The band's first performance was not, as often reported, at the National Jazz & Blues Festival in Windsor, but two days earlier in a famous north of England club.
‘Bare Wires’ was John Mayall’s breakthrough album in the US. Released in 1968, it mixes blues, folk, jazz, R&B, progressive rock, and even psychedelia.
Penned by Willie Dixon, Otis Rush’s song has inspired rip-roaring versions from both Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.
From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are some of the best blues albums ever.
Jack Bruce was a genuine legend who died at 71. His brilliant bass playing, distinctive voice and sense of musical adventure live on.
In the spring of 1970, the band's fans got a taste of their in-concert sound on disc.
John Mayall's 1971 album 'Back To The Roots' temporarily welcomed back two now world-famous former members of his band.
If 'The Turning Point' marked a partial shift away from the genre that had established Mayall’s reputation, 'Empty Rooms' kicked off with a blast of the blues.
To pick the best Eric Clapton songs, this playlist spans his years with the Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, and his prolific solo career.
‘A Hard Road’ is one of the cornerstones of the 60s British blues boom, and made the UK Top 10 for John Mayall in March 1967.
TYA's first UK Top 10 album charted on February 22, 1969, with a title that captured the mood of the times.
Andrew Loog Oldham was 19 years old when he signed The Rolling Stones to a management deal; his genius helped make them the band they became.
It’s impossible to underestimate what Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner achieved in those early days of the British Blues scene.
Located in west London, W5, The Ealing Club was once home to The Rolling Stones, The Who and more, and is the iconic birthplace of British rock’n’roll.
How 70s proggers, blues rockers, and psychedelic popsters put the humble flute out front.