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 in mixes blues, folk, jazz, R&B, progressive rock and even psychedelia.
Penned by Willie Dixon, Otis Rush’s original take on I Can’t Quit You Baby has inspired rip-roaring versions from both Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.
A selection of 20 great solos by one of the most brilliant guitar practitioners.
John Mayall's 1971 album 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
Back in 1969 there were bands that played Woodstock more by luck than their stature on the international stage. The Keef Hartley Band was one of them.
To pick the best Eric Clapton songs, this playlist spans his early years with the Yardbirds, to Cream, Blind Faith and his prolific solo career.
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.
‘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 ten album charted on 22 February 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.
'Blues From Laurel Canyon' was Mayall's first “solo” record since retiring the band name the Bluesbreakers.
Our playlist celebrating a man who was part of a golden period for the Rolling Stones, and far more besides.
It’s impossible to underestimate what Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner achieved in those early days of the British Blues scene.