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John Mayall: The Turning Point

Review by Loyd Grossman, Fusion, October 1969

A TURNING POINT in British blues music may have been reached last May when Mick Taylor and Colin Allen left John Mayall's band. Following their ...

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John Mayall (1990)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, July 1990

British Blues legend John Mayall looks back to the start of the Blues Boom; on his guitar players Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor; revisits the Flamingo in Wardour Street; harp lessons from Sonny Boy Williamson and through to living in the USA and that house fire.

File format: mp3; in 4 parts, total file sizes: 102.2meg, total interview length: 1h 51' 38" sound quality: ***

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Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1966

IT WAS AN historic evening at London's Marquee on Monday night when Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated made their first appearance there for nearly four years. ...

John Mayall, Love, Petula Clark et al Albums

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, August 1966

Single minded blues men ...

Platter Chatter: New Albums from Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, The Doors et al

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, July 1967

SURREALISTIC PILLOW will make anyone with good musical taste a Jefferson Airplane admirer. A beautiful blend of vocal and instrumental harmonies flows through everything this ...

Fleetwood Mac: Peter Green – The Guitarist Who Won't Forsake The Blues

Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, August 1967

ANYONE WHO in a year has built up the reputation of being Britain's best blues guitarist, must have some interesting things to say, and therefore ...

John Mayall: O, Come And Join All Ye The Blues Faithful Crusade

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, October 1967

ROLL UP! Get your Bluesbreakers masks here. Peter Green 2s 6d, Eric Clapton five bob... ...

John Mayall: Bare Wires

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1968

JOHN MAYALL HAS taken a great leap forward with his Bare Wires suite which takes up one side of his latest Decca album. ...

John Mayall: Mayall's Bare Wires = a progression in attitude

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1968

JOHN MAYALL has taken a great leap forward with his Bare Wires suite which takes up one side of his latest Decca album. ...

NME Reporters Cover the Weekend's Major Event — the Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1968

STARS, SUNSHINE and a SHAMBLES ...

John Mayall: Blues
 From Laurel Canyon (Decca)

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, November 1968

THIS IS John's least interesting album for a long time, and the reason is quite simple, and explained best in his own words on the ...

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers: A Hard Road (London)

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, December 1968

This record has some great blues for blues freaks, whether you happen to prefer blues played by whites, blacks, or homosexual Chinese emigrants to the ...

Ten Years After, John Mayall: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, March 1969

10 Years After and John Mayall Present Blues at Fillmore East ...

Led Zeppelin, John Mayall, The Nice et al: Bath Festival, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

A ZEPPELIN attacked the City of Bath on Saturday, and gassed 120,000. Airship Com­mander Jimmy Page kept the most fearsome dirigible in pro­gressive blues aloft ...

Newport Jazz Festival 1969: New Records & Not All That Jazz

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, July 1969

NEWPORT, R.I. — On paper at least the experiment of adding rock music to the Newport Jazz Festival 1969 came from the purest of motives. ...

Union Jack Blues

Comment by Geoffrey Cannon, Guardian, The, October 1969

MEETING JANIS Joplin a few months ago, before her Albert Hall concert, I was staggered to feel how nervous she was. Then she explained. She ...

Can John Mayall Maintain The Legend?

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, May 1970

THE ADVERTISEMENTS for John Mayall's pre-Christmas tour with his new drumless, acoustic guitar group described him as "the legendary John Mayall". While promoters and Promo ...

John Mayall: Empty Rooms/The Turning Point

Review by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, September 1974

WHAT WE HAVE here is a shrewd exercise in marketing. Two deleted albums reissued as one double package for the apparently reasonable price of £2.99. ...

Baker-Gurvitz Army: Baker Gurvitz Army and John Mayall: The Latest Edition

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, January 1975

I CANNOT THINK of any legal way in which the Baker-Gurvitz Army can be prevented from Becoming Huge, so maybe there's something to Adrian Ben ...

John Mayall's After-Hours Madness

Interview by Steven Rosen, Rolling Stone, May 1975

CINCINNATI – With the release of his latest album, New Year, New Band, New Company, 41-year-old John Mayall has logged 23 albums in just over ...

John Mayall: Falkshaus, Zurich

Live Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, May 1977

AS A TALENT scout John Mayall is a shrewd, calculating operator with few equals. Now with 26 albums to his credit and almost as many ...

John Mayall: This Is Where I Came In

Retrospective and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, August 1990

The Flamingo in Soho, 1964: bearded disciples and pilled-up mods are packed into an airless basement. Brooms are being dusted, mojos worked, as the Hohner-huffing ...

Peter Green's Blues

Retrospective by Harry Shapiro, Record Collector, July 1993

THERE ARE many guitarists who produce a sharp intake of breath from their peers and fans, in admiration of their complex technique, speed or innovation. ...

John Mayall: Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton, and; The Best Of (As It All Began)

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, August 1998

WANT TO know what the fuss was all about? Drop the old laser-beam on track 21, the stereo version of 'Have You Heard?', John Mayall's ...

An Interview with John Mayall

Interview by Andy Farquarson, Get Rhythm, May 2001

When John Mayall bounds on stage and launches into a set with physical gusto, it's hard to believe he is 67 years old. The impression ...

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