His third UK top ten album in a year proved just how successfully Mayall had taken blues to the British masses.
The famous Manchester R&B club reopened in its new location on September 18, 1965 with a visit from a favourite band.
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.
From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are the 100 greatest blues albums of all-time.
Peter Frampton, a contemporary of Green’s, said: “Most sadly, have lost one of the most tasteful guitar players ever.”
‘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 song has inspired rip-roaring versions from both Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.
John Mayall is a British blues guitarist and founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, with a prolific career that's spanned over 50 years.
A selection of 20 great solos by one of the most brilliant guitar practitioners.
Discover the music gemstones of British Blues at its boom and hear why it influenced the future of recorded music.
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 early years with the Yardbirds, to 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 ten album charted on 22 February 1969, with a title that captured the mood of the times.
'Blues From Laurel Canyon' was Mayall's first “solo” record since retiring the band name the Bluesbreakers.