Mick Taylor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Michael Kevin Taylor, 17 January 1948, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. A rock and blues guitarist, much influenced by B.B. King, Muddy Waters and jazz saxophone giant John Coltrane, Taylor taught himself to play after leaving school at 15. His first band, the Welwyn Garden City-based Gods, also featured Ken Hensley (later of Uriah Heep) and John Glascock (later of Jethro Tull). In August 1965, Taylor deputized for absentee Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and joined the band on a permanent basis from June 1967. He was the longest-serving of Mayall’s guitarists by the time he left to join the Rolling Stones in 1969, as a replacement for Brian Jones. Taylor had minimal involvement with the band’s Let It Bleed, but his controlled and tasteful blues playing brought a rare lyricism to their early 70s releases. He left the Stones in December 1974, working initially with Jack Bruce and Carla Bley, and appearing on two albums by jazz...

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