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December 11, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
One person who isn't surprised about all this talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion is John Mayall, the grand old master of British blues, who said Robert Plant and Jimmy Page might be flying in Zeppelin again for reasons that go well beyond the major payday.
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December 11, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
One person who isn't surprised about all this talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion is John Mayall, the grand old master of British blues, who said Robert Plant and Jimmy Page might be flying in Zeppelin again for reasons that go well beyond the major payday.
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December 28, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
Another bandleader with John Mayall's resume might be tempted to put on airs. After all, Mayall long ago earned a secure niche in rock history as a cultivator of superstar talent. Two-thirds of Cream, three-fourths of the original Fleetwood Mac and a future Rolling Stone all did their early woodshedding in Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
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December 6, 2007 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Damon Runyan, being dead and all, is not on strike. That's why you can hear actor Spencer Garrett ("Law & Order") reading Runyan's boozy yule classic, "Dancing Dan's Christmas," for WordTheatre at the M Bar ([310] 915-5150) along with Stephen Tobolowsky ("Heroes"), Julie Warner ("Nip/Tuck") and others reading holiday tales. . . .
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May 26, 1999 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In "Always a Brand New Road," a song on the latest album by John Mayall, the veteran British bluesman and bandleader sings, "I've built careers down through the years / Stood back and watched them take the credit / It might have made me a bitter man / But I'm much too strong to let it."
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December 5, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He's made more discoveries than the heroine in a haunted house movie, except no one screams. They dance. This man's discoveries are musical and he's dug up more talent than Ted Mack. He's John Mayall, veteran British bluesman who has been in L. A. since 1968. He might have shed his shoulder-length hair, but neither his accent nor his love for the blues. Mayall will be cruising northward for a gig at the venerable Ventura Theatre for a Pearl Harbor Day concert Saturday.
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March 14, 1995 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Mayall has been better known for the musicians he has played with than for his own considerable skills and accomplishments as a key pioneer of the '60s British blues movement. Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie and ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor are just a few of the noteworthy figures who refined their chops while playing in Mayall's Bluesbreakers in the mid- to late '60s.
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June 28, 1997 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's mind-boggling to consider the career of John Mayall, who plays Sunday at the Coach House. At 63, he's been a musician for nearly half a century and has released more than 40 albums. Can it really be that long ago that Mayall was among the world's premier blues hippies, "chicka-chicka"-ing his signature "Room to Move" over the FM airwaves and seeming to single-handedly introduce every British blues guitar hero from Eric Clapton on down during the '60s and '70s?
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February 11, 1994 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Steve Appleford writes regularly about music for The Times
British blues man John Mayall has rarely depended on recognition to fuel his music. He's yet to earn a gold record and has never appeared on the cover of Roll ing Stone. Mayall says the passion of his chosen musical genre has been enough to keep him going all these decades. So how is it that in March the 60-year-old singer-musician will find himself in appropriate attire at the New York ceremonies of the Grammy Awards?
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December 6, 1990 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If a man is known by the company he keeps, John Mayall is certainly worthy of a top spot on rock music's honor roll. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the seminal British blues band of the 1960s, was something of a training ground for a bevy of future rock 'n' roll heavy hitters.
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July 7, 2000 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hundreds and hundreds of shiny Harleys will descend upon the San Buenaventura State Beach parking lot Sunday morning as the culmination of Beach Ride 2000, a fund-raiser for the Exceptional Children's Foundation. These basically kinder, gentler weekend bikers, including lots of doctors and lawyers and people who can actually afford Harleys, will be hearing music performed by classic rock stars.
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December 3, 1999 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The epicenter of the local rock scene won't be at a theater, upscale nightclub or cultural center this weekend, but at a steakhouse--one in Simi Valley no less. Dakota's, just off California 118, and will be the Saturday afternoon home of the second annual 65 Roses Benefit for cystic fibrosis. Four-fifths of the gig will have a hometown flavor, featuring Simi Valley bands Pulley, Flush, Magic Pagoda and Square John. Joining them will be the best band in Oxnard, the Ska Daddyz.
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May 26, 1999 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In "Always a Brand New Road," a song on the latest album by John Mayall, the veteran British bluesman and bandleader sings, "I've built careers down through the years / Stood back and watched them take the credit / It might have made me a bitter man / But I'm much too strong to let it."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1997 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's mind-boggling to consider the career of John Mayall, who plays Sunday at the Coach House. At 63, he's been a musician for nearly half a century and has released more than 40 albums. Can it really be that long ago that Mayall was among the world's premier blues hippies, "chicka-chicka"-ing his signature "Room to Move" over the FM airwaves and seeming to single-handedly introduce every British blues guitar hero from Eric Clapton on down during the '60s and '70s?
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February 17, 1996 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. That's John Mayall. Thirty years into his career, his reputation is secure as the father of British blues and as a talent scout without peer, but his own skills as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist have been overshadowed by those of the incredible stable of talent with which he has managed to surround himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1995 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Mayall has been better known for the musicians he has played with than for his own considerable skills and accomplishments as a key pioneer of the '60s British blues movement. Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie and ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor are just a few of the noteworthy figures who refined their chops while playing in Mayall's Bluesbreakers in the mid- to late '60s.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1996 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. That's John Mayall. Thirty years into his career, his reputation is secure as the father of British blues and as a talent scout without peer, but his own skills as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist have been overshadowed by those of the incredible stable of talent with which he has managed to surround himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2007 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Damon Runyan, being dead and all, is not on strike. That's why you can hear actor Spencer Garrett ("Law & Order") reading Runyan's boozy yule classic, "Dancing Dan's Christmas," for WordTheatre at the M Bar ([310] 915-5150) along with Stephen Tobolowsky ("Heroes"), Julie Warner ("Nip/Tuck") and others reading holiday tales. . . .
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August 26, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Blues Festival, which debuted last year in Dana Point, will return for a two-day run, Oct. 1 and 2. Last year's festival, a three-day event, drew about 22,000 people to Heritage Park. The site has been moved to Doheny State Beach in response to parking problems and neighborhood complaints encountered a year ago. The new site can seat about 7,000 fans per day, according to promoters. Brian Setzer, James Cotton and Maria Muldaur top the bill on Oct. 1.
NEWS
February 11, 1994 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Steve Appleford writes regularly about music for The Times
British blues man John Mayall has rarely depended on recognition to fuel his music. He's yet to earn a gold record and has never appeared on the cover of Roll ing Stone. Mayall says the passion of his chosen musical genre has been enough to keep him going all these decades. So how is it that in March the 60-year-old singer-musician will find himself in appropriate attire at the New York ceremonies of the Grammy Awards?
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