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John Mayall - 'the godfather of British blues' - at Dartford's Orchard Theatre on Sunday, November 23

A blues musician who has played with the likes of John McVie and Mick Fleetwood is in the county.

John Mayall’s place in music history became apparent when he put together the first of his bands, the Bluesbreakers, in 1963.

Blue musician John Mayall
Blue musician John Mayall

As the artist who provides the link between Cream, Fleetwood Mac and The Rolling Stones, Manchester-born Mayall would go on to become known as “the godfather of British blues”.

In a career spanning over half a century he has released 60 albums and continues to record. Earlier this year, he released his first studio album in five years, A Special Life. It’s no exaggeration to say his music has shaped and influenced modern music history.

As John entered a new decade in his life last November, he embarked on a year-long world tour in celebration of his 80th birthday, which concludes at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre on Sunday, November 23.

His band, Texan guitarist Rocky Athas, bassist Greg Rzab, and fellow Chicagoan Jay Davenport, will join John on stage, and his support act will be the Glaswegian blues-rock band King King.

The show will start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost from £28.50.

Visit www.orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.

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