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30 August 1965 - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers


Black Prince Bexley, Kent
United Kingdom
EC's last show before leaving on his "Greek Adventure" with The Glands
Band Lineup: 
John Mayall - Organ / Harmonica / Vocals
Eric Clapton - Guitar
John McVie - Bass
Hughie Flint - Drums
Show Notes: 

Eric and his mates began planning an around the world trip in mid-summer where they would support themselves by gigging. By August, the plans were in place when a nine seat Ford Fairlane station wagon was purchased. Their first destination was Greece with a stop in Germany for Oktoberfest.

Before leaving, Eric explained to his band-leader, friend and mentor, John Mayall, why he wanted to make the trip and asked if his job could be held for him if things did not work out. John agreed to hold the position for him and would audition several guitarists. He settled on Peter Green shortly before Eric returned in October.