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    (November 29, 1933- )
    Born in Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
    Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
    Plays guitar, keyboards and harmonica
    Led John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
    Recorded the albums 'John Mayall Plays John Mayall' (1965), 'Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton' (1966), 'A Hard Road' (1967), 'Crusade' (1967), 'The Blues Alone' (1967), 'Bare Wires' (1968), 'Blues from Laurel Canyon' (1968), 'The Turning Point' (1969), 'Empty Rooms' (1970), 'USA Union' (1970), 'Jazz Blues Fusion' (1972), 'Ten Years Are Gone' (1973), 'New Year, New Band, New Company' (1975), 'The Bottom Line' (1979), 'Return of the Bluesbreakers' (1985), '70th Birthday Concert' (2003) and 'Tough' (2009)
    Known as the 'Godfather of British Blues'
    Named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to music (2005)
    He is more famous for the musicians he mentored than for his own body of work.
    He has a reputation as a difficult and demanding employer, which may explain the constant turnover of personnel in his bands.
    He has been divorced twice.
    He appeared in the infamous 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club' film.
    He bought his first guitar while on leave serving in the Korean War.
    He studied art design in college, and designed many of his album covers.
    Members of Bluesbreakers included Eric Clapton; Jack Bruce of Cream; the original Fleetwood Mac lineup of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Peter Green; Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones; and Andy Fraser of Free.
    Mick Taylor said, 'There's no better way to learn how to play blues guitar than with John Mayall.'
    For his 70th birthday, he reunited with Clapton and Taylor for a concert that also was a fundraiser for Unicef.

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