I saw John Mayall at The Duchess back in 2009 and, after five years, hadn’t expect to see him back in York again. When I saw from the listings that he would, indeed, be back, albeit at the bigger, more prestigious and, let’s face it, more expensive Barbican I was in two minds as to whether to go along or not. 1,286 more words
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John Mayall 80th Anniversary Tour Sage Gateshead 11th November 2014
John Mayall at 80! Wow.
Blues legend John Mayall is out on the road again for his 80th, yes you read it right, 80th anniversary tour.The ‘Godfather of British Blues’, founder of the Bluesbreakers, who launched the careers of Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Mick Taylor, was back in the north east last night to play a concert at the Sage Gateshead. 355 more words
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