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Legacy: John Mayall

Blues legend walking a hard road.

The Godfather Of British Blues, winner of a Classic Rock Award for the Bluesbreakers’ ‘Beano’ album… How does that stuff sit with you?

It’s extremely flattering, obviously. It’s nice to get an award for anything. That Classic Rock statue sits on my mantelpiece.


You’ve done this for more than half a century. Have you ever thought: “What’s the point of carrying on?”

Absolutely not. Completely the opposite. The music is energising. The band that I have now has been together for five-and-a-half years and it’s my best ever, so I’d never think of giving up.


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