Saturday, 30 August 2014

John Mayall, the master of the blues, is back on the road — and heading straight for Torquay

HE MAY be a pensioner but John Mayall shows no sign of letting up. With more than 60 studio and live albums under his belt, the legendary musician is going back on the road.

The musician, known to many as the master of blues, will be playing the Princess Theatre, Torquay, on October 24.

The 80 year old now lives across the pond. He has no regrets about moving to sunnier climes in California.

"I don't really miss England and still get to come over," he said.

John Mayall's place in music history became apparent when he put together the first of his bands, the Bluesbreakers in 1963.

As the artist who provides the link between Cream, Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones, Manchester-born Mayall would go on to become the godfather of British blues, a title that will forever be hard to challenge.

His role as front man and mentor has shaped and influenced modern music history in a multitude of ways.

"Being a front man is just part of being in a band, it goes with the job," he said in a matter of fact way...

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