His third UK Top 10 album in a year proved just how successfully Mayall had taken blues to the British masses.
TYA's first UK Top 10 album charted on February 22, 1969, with a title that captured the mood of the times.
'Blues From Laurel Canyon' was Mayall's first so-called solo record since retiring the band name the Bluesbreakers.
The producer of the 'Beano Album' and the first Fleetwood Mac LPs steps into the spotlight.
John McVie, a key figure British blues and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, turns 71 on 26 November, 2016.