The famous Manchester R&B club reopened in its new location on September 18, 1965 with a visit from a favourite band.
The 37th annual Blues Awards in Memphis brought double wins for Buddy Guy, Walter Trout and others, and posthumous awards for Allen Toussaint and Otis Clay.
The rise of Classic Rock in the 60s was nurtured with bands travelling across the Atlantic to play for crowds who saw music as something more than just pop.
After the success of last year's Live In 1967 album by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, a second volume of material from the same line-up is out on 6 May.
Mick Fleetwood has been reminiscing about his days on the UK blues circuit with John Mayall, and early Fleetwood Mac, of whom Steven Tyler was a big fan.
John Mayall, Elvin Bishop, the partners in Malaco Records and a Mamie Smith classic will be among the inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame for 2016.
Cream celebrate their entire UK and US singles output with the 10 x 7” box set ‘The Singles: 1967-1970’.
Saxophonist Ray Warleigh, whose 65-year career included playing with Alexis Korner at the Rolling Stones’ Hyde Park show of 1969, died on September 21.
ZZ Top vocalist and guitar figurehead Billy Gibbons will have his debut solo album ‘Perfectamundo’ released by Concord on November 6.
The live John Mayall album ‘Jazz Blues Fusion' came out in 1972 and is well worth investigating
Recordings of the Bluesbreakers line-up of 1967 will be released with the blessing of John Mayall, after being discovered on a fan’s reel-to-reel tapes.
The death of Andy Fraser, former bassist with Free, robs us of a musician who made a significant contribution to British rock history, from the late 1960s.
Eric Clapton and Little Richard will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, in conjunction with the 36th Blues Music Awards, on May 7 in Memphis.
Guitar devotees, prepare to drool. The original Black Beauty, the first model owned by Les Paul himself, will be up for auction in New York on February 19.
On the anniversary of his death at the tragically early age of 26, we’re remembering Jimmy McCulloch, guitarist with Wings, Thunderclap Newman and more.