BAND & TOUR NEWS
John and the band are currently blazing their way through the US and Europe, celebrating John's 80th birthday year as well as the release of "A Special Life", John's first studio album in 5 years! Starting in Poland in February, building their awesome blues energy with every show, then ending in the UK on the 23rd of Nov.
John and his bands chemistry are reaching new heights playing together almost every night for such a long tour, and they're having a blast! Thank you to everyone who has posted comments on our Fanmail page. So many of his fans, like us, are amazed at John's energy and vitality at 80 years young! You can check out John's posts from the road on our Official Facebook Page. You will also see photos and other current news. You can't get this information anywhere else!
Summer 2014: One of the many wonderful highlights during John's current West Coast tour was the June 5th interview at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA: An Evening with John Mayall
This summer will also see John Mayall and the band playing shows throughout Canada and the US, including a stop at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, SD in August before ending out the month in Dallas, TX at the Granada Theatre.
Fall 2014: September starts the US East Coast tour with shows from Maine to Pennsylvania and includes two nights in between at The City Winery in NYC, NY. Please check on our Tour Schedule for confirmed venues near you.
October kicks off with two shows in Russia then brings the guys back to the UK for their first comprehensive tour there in quite some time, and they are really looking forward to celebrating John's milestone birthday with fans from his home country! All shows for that Tour have been posted.
November 1st has John and his band in London at Cadogan Hall - then off to the many shows booked throughout the UK, with a quick trip to Spain to play for the fans in Barcelona! John Mayall's World Tour ends Nov. 26th - appearing for two nights at the famed Ronnie Scott's in London. We are all excited about John's big year and the release of his new CD! We are also looking forward to hearing your comments as you see them play, and hear their fabulous new album!
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THE STORY OF OUR LOGO
The original 1970 logo
design by John Mayall
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.
Everything on this website is posted with John Mayall's personal input
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.”