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Friday, 31 October 2014

John Mayall, the godfather of British Blues, to celebrate 80th birthday with Southport gig

John Mayall
John Mayall’s place in music history became apparent when he put together the first of his bands, the Bluesbreakers, more than 50 years ago.
As the artist who provides the link between Cream, Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones, the Macclesfield born guitarist would go on to become the godfather of British blues. His role as front man and mentor has shaped and influenced modern music history. Now he’s back on the road to celebrate his 80th birthday, calling in at Southport next month.
“I like Southport,” he says. “Always have. I like Liverpool too. We’ve played there so many times, had so many good nights there. Like they say, it’s one of those places where musicians want to play. For me, now, looking back as I do, I look back at gigs from the past and it makes me smile.

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