John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers

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Eligible since: 1990 (The 1991 Induction Ceremony)

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Will John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Clapton needs to get inducted for the 4th time to go along with the Yardbirds, Cream, and solo inductions

Posted by Richard on Wednesday, 01.10.07 @ 16:23pm


The father of British Blues is not in the Hall of Fame. Long career, fantastic music, huge influence. How can that be?

Posted by John E. on Wednesday, 03.7.07 @ 02:41am


The father of British Blues is not in the Hall of Fame. Long career, fantastic music, huge influence. How can that be?

Posted by John E. on Wednesday, 03.7.07 @ 02:42am


one of the true fathers of British Blues, and perhaps the most legendary bandleader of all time. Take a good look at all the brilliant musicians who have played with John over the years. A complete travesty.

Posted by Tim O on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 14:44pm


If The Bluesbreakers and Derek & The Dominos both get inducted, then Eric Clapton will be inducted 5 times. As a member of:
The Yardbirds
Cream
Solo
The Bluesbreakers
Derek & The Dominos

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 16:04pm


People who have cited John Mayall as an influence: Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Don Harris, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor, Aynsley Dunbar, Hughie Flint, John Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Andy Fraser, Johnny Almond, John Mark, Roger Clarke, Keith Clipperton, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, Buddy Whitington and Simon Carter

Posted by Morgan on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 10:17am


Morgan...although I've never heard of John Mark, Roger Clarke, Keith Clipperton or Simon Carter I agree with you about how influential "The Father of British Blues" was in his day. But, he's not the first and certainly won't be last guy who influenced a lot of people in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame only to be snubbed himself.

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 10:32am


John Mark played with Johnny Almond in the rock/jazz fusion group The Mark-Almond Band. Keith Clipperton & Simon Carter played in the British Invasion band The Zephyrs (No relation to Scottish Indie band). Roger Clarke played with the British Invasion band The News (No relation to Huey Lewis & The News)

P.S who else do you mean was influential but wasn't inducted?

Posted by Morgan on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 10:42am


Your talking about a very long list Morgan. I'll give you three for now: Link Wray, Dick Dale and Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 10:46am


Just out the article "The Great Rock & Roll (Hall of Fame) Swindle" the link for it doesn't work but if you search that on google you should get it

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 10:53am


I've found it Keebord, thanks man

Posted by Morgan on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 11:01am


No problem

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 06.14.09 @ 12:14pm


Brit bluesman ! heck I think Marshal amps named a amp after the Bluesbreakers ...!I hear they stll be sellin them amps ....
yes

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 09.22.09 @ 22:41pm


John Mayal the "GODFATHER OF BRITISH BLUES"

He is da man

Posted by mrxy on Sunday, 01.3.10 @ 21:27pm


A mood point but.. I do find it kinda funny that John has only 178 votes with only a 78% yes.. If it were not for John and a few other Brits .. I wonder where the "new blues" would be if there even would be new blues......?.BTW he can realy play...LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 01.3.10 @ 21:40pm


If John Mayall is not in the rock and roll hall of fame, then they should probably start the whole process over. He should have been one of the first people inducted.

Posted by Ken on Saturday, 02.6.10 @ 18:31pm


way before SRV is the "godfather" of British blues..

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 02.9.10 @ 22:46pm


Just another reason why the rock hall sucks. Its been 20 years since he was eligible, and he still hasn't been CONSIDERED???

Posted by Chris on Tuesday, 02.9.10 @ 23:18pm


Eric Clapton was in Blind Faith too!

Posted by RAKER on Wednesday, 02.10.10 @ 07:51am


Some call him the"godfather" of British blues
a great new blues man you talk about influence LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 23:31pm


Gosh were up to 190 votes and SRV has 9423 Hmmm???? something is wrong...!!! LOL Heck Cove has 5004 My answer to Coven is Coven who....? Any who's 190 vote for John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers... sure that makes sense LOL Rock on..???

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 03.17.10 @ 22:11pm


Funny I guess..?? ???? Mayall has only 195 votes Coven who ever they were??#@? ...and the great Zorro of guitar with out a mask better known as SRV have 1000x's wow...!
carry on LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 05.4.10 @ 21:17pm


Well the support for SRV I can understand with him being American and (perhaps therefore) more high profile, but the whole Coven thing I REALLY don't get.

Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 05.4.10 @ 21:28pm


Chalkie As far as I am concern looking at the votes Coven and SRV are in the same class along with a few others .. Where as John Mayall , who did more for modern blues than most including Zorro. Has only 195 votes. He has not received even "1" new vote since I mentioned it...
I stand strong on my opinion..what ever that is
Carry on...?? LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 05.4.10 @ 22:22pm


I don't necessarily disagree with you. I was just saying I don't get all the support for Coven. As far as I can tell they were a fairly insignificant band.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 05.5.10 @ 07:37am


I don't necessarily disagree with you. I was just saying I don't get all the support for Coven. As far as I can tell they were a fairly insignificant band.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 05.5.10 @ 07:37am


I would think so also..

I would also say that Mayall is more important to modern blues than SRV but on this forum It seems Coven an SRV are top of the charts, when counting votes .. He now has a big 197 votes that is to funny LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 05.5.10 @ 19:04pm


Surprised to see no love for the highly influential father of British blues. Not even considered? Very surprised. Good to see them getting 30% induction chances at least.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 07.9.10 @ 06:01am


They should get in the RRHOF before Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 08.26.10 @ 12:18pm


Brought blues to England including Clapton and Peter Green. Unbelievably influential.

Posted by bozgoy on Thursday, 09.30.10 @ 23:34pm


well, John Mayall certainly deserves to be inducted, if only for nurturing virtually every blues based British rocker of the time . . . but how do you identify a band call the Bluesbreakers? . . . much like Steely Dan and Zappa, musicians came and went rather frequently . . .

as an aside, on Saturday, July 12, 1969, a friend and I were strolling through the East Village when we happened upon the Fillmore East . . . it was early evening, and the marquee announced that the 8:00 show was John Mayall, opening act the Preservation Hall Jazz Band . . . my friend wanted to see the latter, I the former, so we paid our $4.50 (yup, $4.50!) per ticket and took our seats in the first balcony -- E125 and E126 (I still have the ticket stub tucked into the CD case; the program is somewhere around here) . . .

anyhow, after a great set by the PHJB, Mayall took the stage and announced, first, that there would be no drummer, but that all percussion would be by tapping guitars, mouth sounds, etc. . . second, he announced that they were recording the show for an upcoming album . . .

a few months later I picked up my copy of "The Turning Point" -- that's me applauding at the conclusion of "Room To Move" . . . no, really! . . . :)

Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 15:19pm


What he said.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 04.29.11 @ 16:12pm


How can John Mayall not be in the R&R Hall of Fame. Look who he's had in the Bluesbreakers over the years.

It'll be a real crime if he never gets in. Plus he is almost 80 years old do it be3fore he is no longer with us.

Posted by Rick on Thursday, 02.23.12 @ 13:11pm


I agree Rick

He is what many followed from SRV to who knows who I would but him up there with Page

Posted by Happy on Thursday, 02.23.12 @ 15:37pm


I think Mayall should be inducted in the Early Influence category along with Alexis Korner. Without them, British rock as we know it wouldn't exist. Who else agrees?

Posted by Penny Dreadful on Monday, 04.23.12 @ 22:36pm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mayall_%26_the_Bluesbreakers

They had 48 members. Which will be inducted?

The group on the "Beano" album, and maybe a few others?

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.11.13 @ 12:32pm


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