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Also Known As: John Henry Mayer, John Clayton Mayer Died:
Born: October 16, 1977 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA Profession:

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A soulful singer to the core, John Mayer had a gift of writing sharp lyrics and a deft command of the guitar that was reminiscent of renowned blues guitarists like Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. The Grammy Award-winning singer burst onto the pop scene with the album Room for Squares (2001), and easily made his mark as a sensitive crooner having a "quarter-life crisis" with songs such as "No Such Thing" and "Your Body Is a Wonderland." Mayer's follow-up albums, Heavier Things (2003) and Continuum (2006), featured ballads like "Daughters" that displayed the acoustic rocker's vulnerabilities, as well as his reflections on bigger political and social issues like "Waiting on the World to Change." Yet, just a few years after scoring his first hit, Mayer quickly became a tabloid fixture for his serial dating habits. His conquests reportedly included some of Hollywood's most coveted beauties, but none were more salacious than his on-again-off-again trysts with singer Jessica Simpson and actress Jennifer Aniston. Mayer landed in hot water after his shocking kiss-and-tell-all in a Playboy magazine interview, where he compared having sex with Simpson to craving crack cocaine and detailed the reason behind his...

A soulful singer to the core, John Mayer had a gift of writing sharp lyrics and a deft command of the guitar that was reminiscent of renowned blues guitarists like Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. The Grammy Award-winning singer burst onto the pop scene with the album Room for Squares (2001), and easily made his mark as a sensitive crooner having a "quarter-life crisis" with songs such as "No Such Thing" and "Your Body Is a Wonderland." Mayer's follow-up albums, Heavier Things (2003) and Continuum (2006), featured ballads like "Daughters" that displayed the acoustic rocker's vulnerabilities, as well as his reflections on bigger political and social issues like "Waiting on the World to Change." Yet, just a few years after scoring his first hit, Mayer quickly became a tabloid fixture for his serial dating habits. His conquests reportedly included some of Hollywood's most coveted beauties, but none were more salacious than his on-again-off-again trysts with singer Jessica Simpson and actress Jennifer Aniston. Mayer landed in hot water after his shocking kiss-and-tell-all in a Playboy magazine interview, where he compared having sex with Simpson to craving crack cocaine and detailed the reason behind his split with Aniston. After a public flap over his controversial interview, Mayer tried to redeem himself by bringing the focus back to music. In 2009, he released the commercially successful album pop-rock Battle Studies, featuring openhearted lyrics and brilliant guitar-shredding skills that reminded everyone that Mayer was still one of the most dynamic and exciting musicians of all time.

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 Adventures of the American Rabbit, The (1986) Voice Of Too Loose
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 I Love The '90s (2004) Interviewee
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 46th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2004) Presenter
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 I Love the '80s Strikes Back (2003) Interviewee
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 45th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2003) Performer ("Your Body Is A Wonderland")
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1999:
Released debut album <i>Inside Wants Out</i>, which he distributed himself while playing gigs
2000:
Signed with Aware Records, a subsidiary of Columbia Records, after a well-received performance at South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX
2001:
Breakthrough album, his major label debut <i>Room for Squares</i>; included the hits "Your Body is a Wonderland" and "No Such Thing"
2003:
Sophomore album <i>Heavier Things</i> debuted at No. 1 on the <i>Billboard</i> 200 chart
2004:
Attempted a stand-up comedy career, highlighted in the VH1 special "John Mayer Has a TV Show"
2005:
Formed guitar-driven jam band The John Mayer Trio
2006:
Took on political and social issues with singles such as "Waiting on the World to Change" off the album <i>Continuum</i>
2009:
Released the commercially successful pop-rock album <i>Battle Studies</i>
2012:
Topped the <i>Billboard</i> albums chart with <i>Born and Raised</i>; throat problems prevented him from touring for LP
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Education

Berklee College of Music: Boston , Massachusetts -

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