Maggie Mayall is an American blues singer, songwriter, and the ex-wife of John Mayall. Maggie Mayall’s ex-husband is an English blues musician whose career spans over sixty years. In the 1960s, he formed John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, a band that has counted among its members some of the most famous blues and blues rock musicians. In 1965, with Eric Clapton as their new guitar player, the Bluesbreakers began attracting considerable attention.
Maggie Mayall: Bio Summary
* John Mayall’s ex-wife
|Date of Birth
|Place of Birth
|United States of America
|John Mayall (m. ?–2011)
Who is John Mayall’s ex-wife?
Maggie Mayall is the second wife of John Mayall. According to Discogs, Maggie is an American (Originally from Chicago) blues singer and songwriter, born Maggie Parker. Since the early 1980s, Maggie has taken part in the management of her husband’s career. The former loves met when she was 24, he was 44 when they met in 1978. The couple tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, families, and loved ones in 1982.
Maggie was on tour with guitarist Harvey Mandel in 1978 when she met blues great John Mayall and went on the road with his band as a featured singer, songwriter, and percussionist. She started singing blues songs when she was about 14 but grew up listening to all kinds of music though she was trained in musical theatre, in classical. In 1986, she started an ALL-WOMAN blues band called Maggie Mayall & The Cadillacs, featuring Debbie Davies on guitar, which enjoyed several years of popular renown on the west coast.
The band, which sounds like a cross between The Fabulous Thunderbirds and The Stray Cats, was together for two years but never released an album. She later joined The Housewives, a Rock Musical-Comedy group that performed in clubs and on live television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Maggie Mayall’s “dig this” CD anthology is a collection of recordings spanning my career from 1986 to 2001. Private Stash Records, her own label, released the album.
Talking about memories from her Rock Musical-Comedy group, The Housewives- she revealed they had a Pitch meeting with Disney-“We had what’s called a “pitch meeting” at Disney with (then-heads) Michael Eisener and Jeff Katzenberg to make a movie.” Maggie Mayall revealed- “But they wanted Goldie Hawn and Cher and someone else to play our roles! I still think we should have made the deal because I could sure use that money now! We made all the rounds in Hollywood, making “pitch meetings” for movies and television.“
Maggie and John Divorced in 2011
After being married for more than three decades, the couple called their marriage a quit in 2011. After their marriage came to an end, Maggie Mayall documented her journey in a beautiful blog post on her blog, Maggie’s blog. Talking about her divorce in an interview, Maggie said-“Even though we are divorced now, I will always cherish the 33 years I spent with John Mayall—both on a personal level and on a professional level. John Mayall is the best bandleader I have ever met. I don’t think I am alone in feeling that way. And he trusts his gift. ”
The reason behind their divorce was not made public. The couple are the parents of a son– Sammy, he was 17 years old when his parents ended their marriage. John Mayall who has been married twice, has six children and six grandchildren. As of 2023, he is 90 years old.