Clapton

17th August 1974, Eric Clapton started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 461 Ocean Boulevard, a No.3 hit in the UK. The house featured on the album cover is 461 Ocean Boulevard in the town of Golden Beach, Florida near Miami where Clapton lived while making the album. Read it […]

He was a major influence on guitarists like Eric Clapton. Jeff Beck. Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and many others. On Aug. 13, 1938, Blues legend Robert Johnson, who was reported to have “made a deal with the Devil” in order to execute his amazing guitar technique, played his last gig at a dance approximately 15 […]

7th June 1969, British supergroup Blind Faith, featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Rick Grech and Steve Winwood made their live debut at a free concert in London’s Hyde Park. Their only album release provoked controversy because the cover featured a topless pubescent girl, holding a silver space ship which some perceived as a phallic symbol. […]

19th May 1979, Eric Clapton held a party at his Surrey house celebrating his recent marriage to Patti Boyd. Clapton had set-up a small stage in the garden and as the evening progressed, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr ended up jamming together along with Clapton, Ginger Baker and Mick Jagger. The all-star band […]

Eric Clapton and his new wife, the former Mrs. George Harrison, Pattie Boyd had a wedding reception at their English estate on May 19, 1979. It turned out to be the closest thing to a live Beatles reunion when Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr played together. There are different stories why John Lennon […]

The only three time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Eric Clapton is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Eric has been inducted as a member of The Yardbirds, as a member of Cream and for his solo career. We’ll give you a two part question: 1. Do you like him better as […]

See how many you can score in our very hard Eric Clapton quiz: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/eric_clapton_quiz Eric Clapton Quiz Eric Clapton Quiz Read it here

Happy birthday to Eric Clapton, born on 30th March 1945, guitarist, singer, songwriter who has been a member of The Roosters, Casey Jones and the Engineers, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Cream who had the 1967 UK No.11 single ‘I Feel Free’. Then formed Derek and the Dominoes who had the 1972 UK No.7 single ‘Layla’. […]

March 20, 1991, was a tragic day for Eric Clapton. His son Conor, who was only four years old, died after falling out of a 53rd story window of his mother’s apartment in New York. At the time Eric was staying at a hotel not far away, and had taken Conor to the circus the […]

20th March 1991, Eric Clapton’s four year old son, Conor, fell to his death from the 53rd story of a New York City apartment after a housekeeper who was cleaning the room left a window open. The boy was in the custody of his mother, Italian actress, Lori Del Santo and the pair were visiting […]


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