Johnny Mars

Johnny Mars

US electric blues vocalist, harmonica player, band leader (b. in South Carolina, December 7, 1942). Has led own bands and worked with Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, B.B. King, Jesse Fuller, Spencer Davis and Ian Gillan.
Began playing clubs in the late 50's, recorded for Mercury as member of the group Burning Bush. By the mid 1960s, now as Johnny Mars Band he toured with Magic Sam and shared billings with Earl Hooker, B.B. King and Jesse Fuller. In 1972 Mars' band toured UK, recorded with local musicians and in 1978 Mars migrated to the UK. Besides performing and recording there - with Bananarama a.o. - Mars has been a music teacher.

Johnny Mars Discography


Johnny Mars Blues From Mars Polydor UK 1972 Sell This Version
Johnny Mars Johnny Mars & The Oakland Boogie (Album) Big Bear Records, Transatlantic Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
Johnny Mars Mighty Mars (Album) JSP Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
Johnny Mars Life On Mars (Album) TELDEC, TELDEC UK 1984 Sell This Version
1089 Johnny Mars King Of The Blues Harp(LP) JSP Records 1089 UK 1985 Sell This Version
GENIE LP02 Johnny Mars Born Under A Bad Sign(LP) Genie GENIE LP02 UK 1987 Sell This Version
JSPCD 2144 Johnny Mars Mighty Mars(CD, Album, RE) JSP Records JSPCD 2144 UK 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NS 73 Johnny Mars Band* Born Under A Bad Sign(7", EP) Ace Records Ltd. NS 73 UK 1981 Sell This Version
6.14170 Johnny Mars Born Under A Bad Sign(7") TELDEC 6.14170 Germany 1984 Sell This Version