John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

Formed 1963. Disbanded 2008.
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers


John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers are a pioneering English blues band, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, OBE. Mayall used the band name between 1963 and 1967, but then dropped it for some fifteen years. However, in 1982 a 'Return of the Bluesbreakers' was announced and the name was in use until the band again dissolved in 2008, to be resurrected again in 2009. The name has become generic, without a clear distinction which recordings are to be credited just to the leader, or to leader and his band. The Bluesbreakers have included musicians such as:

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of So Many Roads – An Anthology 1964-1974

    So Many Roads – An Anthology 1964-1974 2010

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    He’s had the blues more times than the rest of us have had hot dinners.
  2. Review of Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton

    Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton 1968

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    ...remains just about the defining argument as to why Clapton really was once, God.
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