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John Mayer Biography

Birth Name:
John Clayton Mayer
Birth Place:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Musician, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Started playing the guitar at age 13
  • After high school, took time off to practice his songwriting skills while working at a gas station
  • In 2005, made a surprise visit to his high school for his Hall of Fame induction but was not allowed to attend the ceremony for security reasons
  • Received the Hal David Starlight Award at the 2006 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards
  • In October 2011, was diagnosed with an inflammatory condition in his throat that required surgery
  • The condition was later complicated and in March 2012, he was forced to cancel his scheduled tour
  • He recovered and began a world tour in July 2013
  • Is a collector of rare and expensive timepieces