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John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers was a pioneering British blues band that included such luminaries as: Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ...

The Bluesbreakers were formed in the early 1960s with an ever-evolving lineup.
Eric Clapton joined in 1965 just a few months after the release of their first album. Clapton brought the blues influences to the forefront of the group, as he had left The Yardbirds in order to play the blues (record; 'John Mayall's Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton', a.k.a. 'The Beano Album').
The group lost their record contract with Decca that year, which also saw the release of a single called "I'm Your Witchdoctor", followed by a return to Decca in 1966. Bluesbreakers, a full length album, was released later that year; it reached the Top Ten in the UK. Eric Clapton Eric Clapton CBE (born Eric Patrick Clapp on March 30, 1945) is a British guitarist and composer, nicknamed slowhand. ... Jack Bruce (born May 14, 1943) is a musician (bass guitar, cello and occasional piano), singer and songwriter. ... This article is about the 1960s rockband, Cream is also the name of a British nightclub. ... Peter Green, painting by John Mayall Peter Green (born as Peter Greenbaum on October 29, 1946 in Bethnal Green, England) is a blues-rock guitarist and co-founder of the group Fleetwood Mac. ... John McVie (born November 26, 1945) was the bass guitarist for the rock group Fleetwood Mac. ... Mick Fleetwood (born June 24, 1942) is a musician best known for his role as drummer with the rock group, Fleetwood Mac. ... Fleetwood Mac is a rock group led by Mick Fleetwood and John McVie (whose names partially form the groups name), who had their biggest hits in the 1970s. ... Mick Taylors debut solo album originally released in 1979. ... For other uses, see Rolling Stones (disambiguation) The Rolling Stones in 1964 The Rolling Stones are a British rock and roll band who rose to prominence during the mid-1960s. ... Don Harris is an American Professional Wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action. ... Canned Heat was a blues-rock band in the 1960s. ... Canned Heat was a blues-rock band in the 1960s. ... Prolific UK drummer Aynsley Dunbar (born on January 10, 1946, in Liverpool, England), has worked with some of the top names in rock and roll, including John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, and David Bowie. ... Dick Heckstall-Smith (died December 17, 2004) was a legendary British jazz and bluesmusician. ... Free was a R&B-style rock band which formed in London in 1968 best known for their popular song All Right Now. Lead singer Paul Rodgers, went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company, while lead guitarist Paul Kossoff, a much revered blues/rock guitarist... Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Years: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Yardbirds were an early British rock band, noted for spawning the careers of several of rock musics most famous guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. ... Decca Records is a record label that was established in 1929. ... -1... Top Ten is a generic term used to indicate the ten items that are best, worst, or otherwise notable according to some criteria. ...

John Mayall and Paul Butterfield, 1967

Clapton and Jack Bruce left the group that year to form Cream. Clapton was replaced by Peter Green for A Hard Road, after which he left to form Fleetwood Mac. Finally, in 1969, the third Bluesbreaker-guitar virtuoso left the group that made him famous when Mick Taylor joined The Rolling Stones.
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With some interruptions, the Bluesbreakers have continued to tour and release albums (over 50 to date), though they never achieved the critical or popular acclaim of their earlier material. In 2003, John Mayall celebrated at his 70th Birthday Concert. In 2004, their line up included Buddy Whittington, Joe Yuele, Hank Van Sickle and Tom Canning, and the band toured the UK with Mick Taylor as a guest musician. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External link

  • Official John Mayall website (http://www.johnmayall.com/)
  • Peter Green-Fanpage Deutschland/Germany (http://petergreen.oyla.de/)

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John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (216 words)
The Bluesbreakers were formed in the early 1960s with an ever-evolving lineup.
Bluesbreakers[?], a full length album, was released later that year; it reached the Top Ten in England.
During the 1970s and early 1980s the Bluesbreakers continued to tour and release a few albums, though they never achieved the critical or popular acclaim of their earlier material.
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers was a pioneering British blues band that included such luminaries as:
Bluesbreakers, a full length album, was released later that year; it reached the Top Ten in the UK.
With some interruptions, the Bluesbreakers have continued to tour and release albums (over 50 to date), though they never achieved the critical or popular acclaim of their earlier material.
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