HomeBluesJohn Mayall: Oh, Pretty Woman Carl June 20, 2012 Blues The above, which features Mick Taylor, was recorded at John Mayall’s 70th birthday concert in 2003. It’s not the Roy Orbison song. Mayall is a unique and vital figure in the history of rock-and-roll. He worked with and influenced many of the great guitarists, including Eric Clapton and Taylor, who preceded Ronnie Wood in the Rolling Stones. Indeed, Mayall’s bio reads like a history of rock guitar. As usual, allmusic provides an insightful and thorough overview. There is a lot of good video available for John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. Here are Hideaway (featuring Clapton at the birthday concert), Walking on Sunset, a nice tune without a title and Room to Move, which is Mayall’s best known song (“hit” would be pushing it). The current band — which is not called the Bluesbreakers — essentially is on an endless tour, which is amazing considering that Mayall is 78 years old. Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.