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John Mayall has played with them all: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Andy Fraser, and the list goes on. Now in his 80s, John continues to tour all over the world and perform to sold-out crowds. With an incredible blues career spanning over 50 years, rightly earning him the title the "Godfather of British Blues", John shares his experiences and encounters in what will be a must-listen autobiography for any true blues fans.

©2019 by Omnibus Press (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

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Eager to have the follow up

Very enjoyable and informative.

I also really liked the narration.

John Mayall comes across as a true gent and doesn't really dish the dirt on anybody.

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very good..obviously you have to like the blues

loved it. didn't realise how big he became in the states.. and still going strong over 80 yrs of age

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Great musician, poor writer

I love John Mayall. A great artist who introduced me to the blues. I just wish he had employed a writer to chronical his life story. The anecdotes as they were written were flat and monotone and I was hoping for greater insights. Sorry.

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interesting story...but found the narrator to be lacking anything resembling the blues...far too posh and well heeled.Big Disappointment That John (or Gary ) didn't lend their gruff vocals to underscore this important legacy.

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He plays better than he writes

I've persisted with John Mayall from the Beano album until recently, after another lacklustre performance and being blown off stage by King King. The best years were in the 60s but in his book he treats every line up the same. They are all good until they become less good and he fires them. Records come and go, he writes all the music, he makes a lot of money, the band goes on tour, he sacks them. More important are his affairs and his drunkenness, which he seems most proud of. Not much insight into anything but he had a jolly nice time.

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brilliant listen!

a great book, full of the ups and downs of Britain's bluesman. easy to listen too. well recommend to fans of his and the history of the blues. 😃😃