Born: November 29, 1933
John Mayall - vocal, harmonica, organ, piano, guitar,
John Mayall was born 29th of November 1933 in Macclesfield, a small English village near the industrial hub of Manchester--a far cry at that time from the black American blues culture we are familiar with today. The eldest of three from humble working class origins, and in the shadow of WWII, this skinny English lad grew up listening to his guitarist father's extensive jazz record collection and felt drawn to the blues. Strongly influenced by such greats as Leadbelly, Albert Ammons, Pinetop Smith, and Eddie Lang, from the age of 13 he taught himself to play and develop his own style with the aid of a neighbor's piano, borrowed guitars, and secondhand harmonicas....
John Mayall: A Special LifeForty Below Records
Live in LondonSelf Produced
In the Palace of the KingEagle Records
Picking the Blues: Pioneers of Boogie WoogieDocument Records
Essentially John MayallEagle Records
Road DogsEagle Records
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- In the Palace of the King by Doug Collette