Eric Clapton, guitarist with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers in the 1960s, was inducted in 2014, while the bluesmen who inspired Mayall, including Sonny Boy Williamson, J. B. Lenoir, Otis Rush and Freddie Kin were among the first inductees.
Mayall boasts a career that has spanned more than half a century and has served as a pioneer of blues music, earning him the title ‘The Godfather of British Blues’. He released his latest studio album ‘Find A Way To Care’ in September of last year, tying in with a 55-date tour of the UK and Europe.
Selected by a group of blues scholars and industry veterans as the ‘Best in the Blues’, Mayall joins four other musicians as one of this year’s honourees.
The induction ceremony will be held on May 4th, at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee.
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