BAND & TOUR NEWS
John and the band had a fantastic 2014 celebrating his 80th birthday year, and their first studio album in 5 years "A Special Life". Thank you to everyone that came out to see them play and who bought the album. The guys really appreciate all your support and wonderful comments, and are not slowing down now that 2015 has arrived! They were back in the studio at the end of February recording another album, keen to keep the momentum going after the phenomenal success and critical acclaim of last year's release.
We are also looking forward to the release of an album of previously unreleased live material from 1967 coming in April 2015. The album "John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Live in 1967" showcases the short-lived line-up of the band that included John Mayall, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood for three months, before the latter three went on to form Fleetwood Mac, and many are excited to hear these historic recordings!
We have now posted quite a few dates for this year on our "tour schedule" page. In April, John and the guys are back in Australia for the first time since 2010. We've had a lot of Australian fans asking for their return, so are happy to finally have some good news for them! In May they will be rockin' Florida for almost a week, and then in June they'll be taking on Las Vegas for a night at the Cannery Casino. In July they'll be blazing their way along the West Coast bringing some scorching blues heat to the summer here, ending with four nights in Seattle at Jazz Alley.
We're expecting the release of their new studio album, "Ready for Action", some time in the late summer, and hope to be making an announcement about that soon. We can say from what we've heard so far, that it's really something to look forward to! Another exceptional, energetic blues album from the guys, which we feel sure will be as well received as "A Special Life."
The Fall brings them back to Europe for another extensive tour beginning in September and going through the end of October. They'll be visiting a lot of their favorite spots, starting in Scandinavia with Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, then on to Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. The beginning of October finds them in France, then on to Italy, Switzerland and Austria, and finishing up the month with shows in Hungary, Poland and The Czech Republic. We will no doubt have some more shows to add at the end of the year, as we get closer to it.
Please check out John's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/johnmayallblues to get all the latest information as well as stories and photos from John and the guys on their travels.
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The original 1970 logo
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The JohnMayall.Com logo was taken from an original design by John Mayall. This logo, for a short-lived label called "Crusade Records", is on a very rare album, "J.B. Lenoir", that John Mayall assembled for Polygram and includes recordings by Lenoir in Germany as well as interviews with his widow.
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Long Live The Blues.
2014 ALBUM NEWS
John and the band spent a few days in the studio in November of last year, and came out with an amazing new album titled "A Special Life" released by Forty Below Records, to rave reviews in May. This eclectic album, which is centered in the blues, has three new songs penned by John and one from band members Greg Rzab and Rocky Athas, as well as covers from some of the greats. CJ Chenier came to join the party on a couple of tracks and adds an exciting extra dimension with his vocals and accordion. It is John's first studio album in 5 years and it is one of his best ever! Now available for purchase on our "official store" page
HISTORIC LIVE SHOWS VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3
Now available to buy three new CD's featuring never before released live recordings from the '70's to the '90's. These wonderful recordings might have been lost in time had John not decided to go through his old gig cassettes where he found these gems! There are several different incarnations of John's bands recorded here, all great in their own way. Get more info and the chance to buy these great new CD's at: CDBABY
LIVE IN LONDON
After the success of the Eagle album 'Tough', Mayall didn't want to wait too long to record another studio album, so in November 2010 he got the opportunity to capture a live show in London for release through our website. Initially it was offered as a DVD but there were so many requests to have it in a CD format that we released it as a double CD. Both the CD and DVD are now available to purchase on our Official John Mayall Store.
JACK BRUCE 05/14/43 – 10/25/14:
"I was saddened by the news that Jack died a few days ago. He was quite unique in every respect both as a person and a musician. I will always remember him being in my band, which at that time in 1966 included Eric Clapton, and the way the two of them gelled and went on to form Cream.
But earlier than that I was bowled away by his intense work with the upright bass in a small jazz club around the time he moved to London. And so, not only a great loss to rock and roll, but to the jazz world and we will miss his fearless musical ventures in all fields. So long Jack."
-- John Mayall
JOHN "JUKE" LOGAN 9/11/46 - 08/30/13:
"Was so sorry to hear of the passing of Juke Logan. He was not only a long standing friend and fellow harmonica player but I still remember the fun times we had when we shared studio time and when I was a frequent guest on his radio show. He put up a brave fight and will be much missed."
-- John Mayall
VICTOR GASKIN 11/23/34 - 7/14/12:
"Just recently learned rather late in the day that my old friend and bass player Victor Gaskin had died. Sad to say, (as far as I know) he was the last surviving member of my Jazz Blues Fusion days. He was not only a great bass player but also a wonderful friend who shared many an adventure on the road. Another sad loss." -- John Mayall
RED HOLLOWAY: We sadly mourn the loss of saxophonist Red Holloway (May 31, 1927 – February 25, 2012). "I always felt that Red never quite got the recognition he deserved. In my opinion he ranks up there with the all time great tenor players. Throughout the years he worked with me, he contributed great solos and took the band to new levels. He was always a pleasure to be around and I can still hear his unmistakable laugh! Truly one of a kind."
-- John Mayall
KEEF HARTLEY: “I got the sad news (27Nov11) that Keef Hartley died of complications from surgery last Sunday. When I think back to all the adventures we had over the years, both on and off the road, it seems hardly possible that my friend of so many years will not be showing up to sit in with any of my bands in the future. His sense of fun and love of life will always remain in my thoughts as special memories. Boy did we have fun! So long my friend, I will miss you.”