Check out these new and used John Mayall vinyl records LPs for sale. John Mayall was born in Cheshire in 1933 as the sun of a guitarist and great jazz aficionado. This influence exposed him to some great American blues guitarists such as Pinetop Smith and Lead Belly. Mayall spent a few years in Korea for the national service and ended up buying his first electric guitar while on leave. In the mid-1950s, he played in semi-professional bands such as Powerhouse Four and the Blues Syndicate. Mayall bounced around the English blues scene for awhile, and ended up backing up John Lee Hooker. Decca offered Mayall a recording contract in 1964, and things changed significantly when Eric Clapton decided to leave the Yardbirds and joined John Mayall and the Blues Breakers. Clapton actually ended up moving in with him for a couple years. Their second album was actually titled Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton because he became such a big part of the band’s commercial success. After Clapton left in 1966, he was replaced by Peter Green, who ended up leaving a year later to form Fleetwood Mac. The Blues Breakers ended up going through several more guitarists throughout the years. We recommend starting your John Mayall vinyl collection with the essential Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton and A Hard Road. Our inventory is usually changing, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl from blues musicians.