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Eric Clapton
« on: July 29, 2016, 02:44:47 PM »
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.[1] Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[2] and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time".[3] He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.[4]

In the mid-1960s Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed the power trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop".[5] Furthermore, he formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. For most of the 1970s Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of JJ Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped reggae reach a mass market.[6] Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded with Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded with Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven", which was featured on his Unplugged album.

Clapton has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004 he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.[7][8][9] In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.[10]

Years active   1962–present

Associated acts   
The Yardbirds John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers Cream George Harrison Blind Faith Delaney & Bonnie and Friends Derek and the Dominos JJ Cale B.B. King

I Shot The Sherrif     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10qLYy6hiFQ

WE already have alot of Eric's songs up under Cream

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Re: Eric Clapton
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2016, 03:40:11 AM »
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Re: Eric Clapton
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 02:06:32 PM »
With Beck and Page ARMS Concert 1983

Layla- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICpxgxThG7s

Mostly Page here but here's them on Stairway to Heaven from that show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKlEVtA_TGQ

Eric and Phil Collins at Live Aid 1985
Layla- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQIqTFKM7Ws

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Re: Eric Clapton
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 03:30:32 PM »
Clapton and Dire Straits: Sultans Of Swing 1988
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jxsnIRpy2E

Clapton and Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight : England 1986
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3KhFYAQoTA
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Re: Eric Clapton
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 06:45:52 PM »
Here's 5 songs when Eric was with Derek and The Dominoes:

Layla     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY4KGsotXPQ

Why Does Love Got to Be so Sad   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Aw7Jai7peM

Little Wing     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G5CJFrO2Oc

Key To The Highway    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjaqQJaqh-s

Bell Bottom Blues    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1oLU4FAq8E

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Re: Eric Clapton
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2016, 10:17:29 PM »
I'm honored to say I've seen Clapton four times and without fail he delivers the goods.

'Behind The Sun' tour (July 1985)

'Journeyman' tour (April 1990)

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood (June 2009)

50th Anniversary tour (March 2013)


P.S. I wish I could add a 2005 Cream gig to the list ( :()! But alas, I can't ( :D)!

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Re: Eric Clapton
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2016, 10:11:46 AM »

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Re: Eric Clapton
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 05:20:43 PM »
Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett assembled an all-star group of "friends" in 1969 for a weeklong tour of England, a legendary excursion that would produce "On Tour With Eric Clapton", one of rock's most powerful and enduring live albums. Along with the Bramletts, the touring band includes guitarists Eric Clapton and Dave Mason, bassist Carl Radle, drummer Jim Gordon, organist Bobby Whitlock, Jim Price and Bobby Keys on horns, percussionist Tex Johnson, and singer Rita Coolidge. And while George Harrison's name isn't listed, it's well known that he did play guitar, along with his friend Eric Clapton on this tour.

Delaney and Bonnie with Eric Clapton-Only You Know and I Know   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLFtlM2yNe0


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Re: Eric Clapton
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 08:57:37 PM »
I'm honored to say I've seen Clapton four times and without fail he delivers the goods.

'Behind The Sun' tour (July 1985)

'Journeyman' tour (April 1990)

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood (June 2009)

50th Anniversary tour (March 2013)


P.S. I wish I could add a 2005 Cream gig to the list ( :()! But alas, I can't ( :D)!

Don't we all on that Cream reunion gig, shame they only played the London and NY runs. That 85 tour had to be rockin.

How was that 50th Anniversary show? what all different stuff did he play on that one? I'd imagine he mixed up a sprinkling of everything throughout his career on that one. Did he play a lot of good electric rock or rely a lot on acoustic stuff?

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Re: Eric Clapton
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2016, 11:35:05 PM »
I'm honored to say I've seen Clapton four times and without fail he delivers the goods.

'Behind The Sun' tour (July 1985)

'Journeyman' tour (April 1990)

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood (June 2009)

50th Anniversary tour (March 2013)


P.S. I wish I could add a 2005 Cream gig to the list ( :()! But alas, I can't ( :D)!

Don't we all on that Cream reunion gig, shame they only played the London and NY runs. That 85 tour had to be rockin.

How was that 50th Anniversary show? what all different stuff did he play on that one? I'd imagine he mixed up a sprinkling of everything throughout his career on that one. Did he play a lot of good electric rock or rely a lot on acoustic stuff?


Yes 'Eye9', the '85 show I saw he opened with 'Tulsa Time' and closed with 'Let It Rain'. He had another top 40 hit at the time with 'Forever Man'. However, I'd say overall the later shows I saw were better.

As for the '50th Anniversary', he opened with 'Hello Old Friend', something I had never seen him play live. I was shocked. I wish 'Layla' would have been electric, but no. It was acoustic, a version I never cared for, truthfully.

Of course, Blind Faith's 'Can't Find My Way Home' is always a pleasure to hear. Overall, a good mix of hits and deeper cuts, and the band seem like they all like each other ( ;D)! That always helps! Thanks for asking ( 8)).

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Re: Eric Clapton
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2019, 01:39:37 AM »
Clapton is playing three live shows this September, ahead of his Crossroads guitar festival held in Texas on September  20 & 21.

OQ get your tickets, one of those shows is in Phoenix  8)

 https://www.antimusic.com/news/19/April/22Eric_Clapton_Announces_Short_US_Tour.shtml
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