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MICK TAYLOR


BIO: Mick’s career spans five decades and takes in some of the most important names in rock ’n’ roll history. From small beginnings in his native Hertfordshire; Mick found his way into the major league when he stood in for an absent Eric Clapton at a Bluesbreakers’ gig. A year later John Mayall was looking for a guitarist to replace Peter Green, at only 17 Mick joined and was soon touring and recording with Mayall’s legendary blues band. Following Brian Jones’ departure, Mick came to the attention of the Rolling Stones as a session musician on the Let It Bleed album, although he soon became a permanent replacement playing his first live appearance in front of 250,000 people at their 1969 free concert in Hyde Park. Mick stayed with the Stones for half a decade, contributing his trademark vibrato, slide and songwriting to numerous hit albums including Sticky Fingers and the influential Exile On Main Street. Having toured the world and recorded some of the key songs of the Stones’ 70s output, it surprised many people when he left to pursue a solo career and was later replaced by Ronnie Wood. While many people associate him with the Rolling Stones; Mick has worked on soundtracks and film scores, including Nicholas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell To Earth, appeared with Mike Oldfield for performances of Tubular Bells, recorded with Gong, Jack Bruce, Little Feat, Stones associates Nicky Hopkins and Billy Preston and played a major role in the careers of many other musicians. 1979 saw Mick release his first solo material with a self-titled album mixing rock, jazz and Latin-flavoured blues musical styles. During the 80s Mick spent time working with Bob Dylan on notable albums Empire Burlesque and Infidels. He was even present in the studio when Dylan penned the song Blind Willie McTell, which is a live favourite in Mick’s repertoire. After being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 with the Stones and the release of the album A Stranger in this Town in 1990, Mick continued to tour heavily. He was also working in the studio and playing live with Carla Olson, added his handprints to Hollywood’s RockWalk in autumn 1998 and continued to write material for A Stone’s Throw which was released in 2000. In 2003, Mick reunited with John Mayall for his 70th birthday concert in Liverpool along with Eric Clapton. A year later, in late 2004, he joined John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers for a UK theatre tour. The 2010 re-release of Exile on Main Street has seen Mick contribute additional guitar work to some previously unheard tracks, including the limited release single, Plundered My Soul. Now playing with a line-up of long-time friends and musicians, Mick has been performing around the UK, in Europe, Japan and the US, while writing and recording for his next album release.

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GRAMMY Museum Releases Two Songwriters Hall Of Fame Programs From Archive Photo GRAMMY Museum Releases Two Songwriters Hall Of Fame Programs From Archive
by TV News Desk - June 10, 2020

The GRAMMY Museum® announced today it will release two Songwriters Hall of Fame programs from its archive while the Museum in Los Angeles is closed until further notice in light of COVID-19...
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by TV News Desk - June 04, 2020

In the first single Iceberg featuring Petr Cech to be taken from his forthcoming album London Country, Ian Wills sings “I've never looked for perfection, Cos I know that I'm deeply flawed.”...
Peter Karp Will Release 'Magnificent Heart' on May 8th Photo Peter Karp Will Release 'Magnificent Heart' on May 8th
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2020

Peter Karp is known for many things. An assertive singer, a skilled guitarist and a passionate performer, he's also an individual who writes songs that frequently reflect tales told as part of life's journey, spawned by passion and personal experience....
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by TV News Desk - February 13, 2020

Julien's Auctions, the auction house to the stars, is honored to present property from BILL WYMAN AND HIS ROLLING STONES ARCHIVE COURTESY OF RIPPLE PRODUCTIONS LIMITED taking place MAY 29TH, 30TH AND 31ST, live in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com. This spectacular auction of the Rock ...
Nicolas Godin Shares Two Remixes of 'The Border' Ahead of New Album Release Photo Nicolas Godin Shares Two Remixes of 'The Border' Ahead of New Album Release
by TV News Desk - January 10, 2020

With his anticipated new album Concrete and Glass due for release on the 24th January, via Because Music, Nicolas Godin has shared two excellent remixes of recent single “The Border”. The first is by Pierre Rousseau of Paradis, the producer of Concrete and Glass, who delivers a delicious, bass-drive...
Time Life to Release ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT Photo Time Life to Release ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT
by TV News Desk - August 21, 2019

Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music's pioneering figures during a prestigious, black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it's these extraordinary induction ceremonies -- featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the '60s, '70s and '80s - that hav...
Supa Bwe Releases 'Time For Me' Ft. Rexx Life Raj Photo Supa Bwe Releases 'Time For Me' Ft. Rexx Life Raj
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2019

Supa Bwe releases his self-produced single, 'Time For Me,' featuring Rexx Life Raj. Over stripped down guitar chords and gentle hi-hat rolls, Supa Bwe showcases his sonic range with a more subdued approach than fans typically expect from the wild and defiant Chicago artist....
Chatham County Line's SHARING THE COVERS Out Today Photo Chatham County Line's SHARING THE COVERS Out Today
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2019

Raleigh, NC-based quartet Chatham County Line's eighth studio album, Sharing The Covers is out today on Yep Roc Records. Directed by Gabriel Wilson and animated by Barrett Phillips, today the band unveils the official video for “I Think I'm In Love” (watch/share). ...
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by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2019

In 1974, one of the biggest and best blues rock bands of all-time, the great Humble Pie, began recording an album at their own home-built studio called Clear Sounds. The result was a raw and fiery collection of originals and covers that was promptly and unceremoniously shelved by the band's label, n...
City Winery Chicago Announces Megan Mullally's Band, Eric Roberson, and More Photo City Winery Chicago Announces Megan Mullally's Band, Eric Roberson, and More
by TV News Desk - January 15, 2019

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of Grammy-nominated independent R&B artist Eric Roberson and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 17 at noon. All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago....
Chatham County Line Is 'Sharing The Covers' 3/8, The Bluegrass Situation Premieres I Photo Chatham County Line Is 'Sharing The Covers' 3/8, The Bluegrass Situation Premieres I GOT YOU Video
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2019

Hailed by Paste as ”bluegrass innovators,” Raleigh, NC-based quartet Chatham County Line will release their eighth studio album, Sharing The Covers, March 8 on Yep Roc Records. The video for the first single, Wilco's “I Got You (At the End of the Century),” premiered today at The Bluegrass Situation...
Initial Line Up Announced For 2019 San Francisco Comedy Festival, Tickets On Sale Thi Photo Initial Line Up Announced For 2019 San Francisco Comedy Festival, Tickets On Sale This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2018

SF Sketchfest presented by Audible announces the initial line up for the 18th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 10-27, 2019, featuring top comedic talent performing in venues across the city. Audiences can expect another outstanding year of programming and fun as SF Sketchfest will host m...
Swiss Music Ensemble Sonar to Release New Live Album with Legendary Guest Guitarist D Photo Swiss Music Ensemble Sonar to Release New Live Album with Legendary Guest Guitarist David Torn
by BWW News Desk - October 03, 2018

Swiss music ensemble Sonar will be releasing their new live album “Live At Moods” with guest soloist/texturalist David Torn on November 16, 2018 on 7d Media. It was recorded live at Moods Jazz Club in Zürich, Switzerland, on May 24th 2018. ...
THE BEST OF ATTITUDES to be Released as Digital Reissue August 10 Photo THE BEST OF ATTITUDES to be Released as Digital Reissue August 10
by TV News Desk - July 26, 2018

Attitudes, one of the most feel-good rock bands growing out of Los Angeles in the 1970s, will make waves yet again, this time in the world of streaming with a Best ofalbum to be released as a digital reissue out on August 10 from Dark Horse Records. The band's single 'Sweet Summer Music' is availabl...
Mike Vernon Announces New Album BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON out September 7 Photo Mike Vernon Announces New Album BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON out September 7
by TV News Desk - June 26, 2018

Manhaton Records are delighted to announce the September 7th 2018 release the debut album 'Beyond The Blue Horizon' from Blues legend Mike Vernon and his band The Mighty Combo....
The Recording Academy Will Honor 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients with GRAMMY Sal Photo The Recording Academy Will Honor 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients with GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends this July
by TV News Desk - June 12, 2018

The Recording Academy will honor its 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients with 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,' an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emm...
BESIDE BOWIE Official Soundtrack To Release via Universal Music on 6/8 Photo BESIDE BOWIE Official Soundtrack To Release via Universal Music on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2018

UMe is pleased to announce the release of Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack on June 8. The album comes on the heels of the film's streaming debuts on Hulu and Amazon Prime following last year's successful theatrical run and the DVD/Blu-ray releases....
Charitybuzz Launches Curates: Music Fundraising Campaign Featuring Exclusive VIP Expe Photo Charitybuzz Launches Curates: Music Fundraising Campaign Featuring Exclusive VIP Experiences, Rare Memorabilia, & More
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2018

Music lovers, look no further for your next memorable experience or exclusive artist swag - Charitybuzz's Curates: Music campaign has launched, featuring 100+ auction lots, from unmatched VIP access to exclusive meet-and-greets and coveted memorabilia. Fans, collectors and other donors can access th...
Charitybuzz Launches CURATES: MUSIC Fundraising Campaign Featuring VIP Experiences & Photo Charitybuzz Launches CURATES: MUSIC Fundraising Campaign Featuring VIP Experiences & Rare Memorabilia
by TV News Desk - March 12, 2018

Music lovers, look no further for your next memorable experience or exclusive artist swag – Charitybuzz's Curates: Musiccampaign has launched, featuring 100+ auction lots, from unmatched VIP access to exclusive meet-and-greets and coveted memorabilia. Fans, collectors and other donors can access the...
Music Documentary BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY Comes to Amazon Prime Today! Photo Music Documentary BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY Comes to Amazon Prime Today!
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2018

Following its theatrical release, the much-lauded feature documentary BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY will arrive on Amazon Prime in North America this month, available to stream as a special offer to Prime members from Monday January 29th, 2018....
A Cappella Superstars NATURALLY 7 Set To Perform At Carnegie Hall and The Iridium In Photo A Cappella Superstars NATURALLY 7 Set To Perform At Carnegie Hall and The Iridium In February
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2018

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Neil Diamond, Tina Turner & More to Receive Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Photo Neil Diamond, Tina Turner & More to Receive Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2018

The Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner....
Frontman From Progressive Rock Band Mars Hollow Announces New Album
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2017

Progressive rock band Mars Hollow has announced that they will be recording a new album after a nearly 5-year hiatus. The announcement was made during a semi-reunion show and subsequent radio interview in June, and came on the heels of a show billed as “John Baker and Steve Mauk Perform the Music of...
Los Lonely Boys, Kris Kristofferson and More Coming Up This March at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) throughout the month of March....
Electric Forest 2017 Announces Over 95 Additional Artists
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2017

Tycho, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Kamasi Washington, The Revivalists, Conspirator, Snakehips, EOTO, Break Science, and over 80 additional artists join previously announced acts...