Thursday, April 15, 2010

Then And Now - Eric Clapton

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The English-born guitarists has an illustrious history, playing in some influential bands, including The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith & Derek and the Dominos in the 60s and 70s. When playing the guitar, he was/still is magic. One of my favorite songs of Clapton's solo career was the 1980 release, Cocaine. The live version of the J.J. Cale song was originally the lead-off track on the amazing Slowhand album, released in 1977.

And then there is the more recent concert footage of Clapton playing a jazz-laced version of Over The Rainbow. The following clip is from a 2001 concert in Japan.

And here he is in 2007, singing Crossroads with John Mayer. The song was originally released in 1969 by the band Cream, of which Clapton was a member.

1 comment:

  1. Clapton was a huge part of music history and he was greatly influenced by classic blues guitarists. It's great to see the old school Clapton with the new school Mayer - I think that these two are amazing guitarists. I did two posts back in October 09, where I voted Clapton as the 3rd most influential guitarists of the classic rock era and voted Mayer at #9 as one of the new influencers in the modern rock era!



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