Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Blues legend John Mayall talks touring, Eric Clapton and Tunbridge Wells ahead of Assembly Hall gig

  • Blues legend John Mayall is coming to Tunbridge Wells this October
  • Blues legend John Mayall is coming to Tunbridge Wells this October

TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Hall celebrated its 75th birthday this year, but the famous venue’s impressive run will be surpassed by a unique artist this autumn.

British blues kingpin John Mayall turned 80 this year but is showing no signs of slowing up as he embarks on a 59-date world tour which brings him to Tunbridge Wells on October 21.

Mayall is credited by many as kick-starting the first wave of UK blues bands - including the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds - when he formed the group who would become the Bluesbreakers in 1963.

Eric Clapton would cut his teeth on the first Bluesbreakers record and future members would include eminent names such as Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie as well as Cream bassist Jack Bruce.

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