Clapton

4 April 1982, ‘Layla’ was on the UK singles chart. The re-released track originally featured on the Derek and the Dominos, album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (November 1970). Inspired by Clapton’s then unrequited love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend George Harrison, ‘Layla’ is considered one of rock music’s definitive love […]

Happy 77th birthday to Eric Clapton born 30 March 1945, guitarist, singer, songwriter who has been a member of The Roosters, Casey Jones and the Engineers, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Yardbirds and Cream who had the 1967 UK No.11 single ‘I Feel Free’. He was a member of Blind Faith, and later formed Derek and the […]

13 March 1993, Eric Clapton started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Unplugged. It remains the most successful and best-selling live album ever, winning two Grammy awards at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in 1993. It is also Clapton’s best-selling album ever, having sold 26 million copies worldwide. https://youtu.be/ueT6h6qMtFo Eric […]

13 Sept 1969, John Lennon & Yoko Ono flew to Canada to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto, Canada. The band members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also making an appearance at the […]

19 Aug 2019, The guitar Duane Allman played on the classic Derek and the Dominos song ‘Layla’ sold for $1million (£820,000) at auction. The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop was Allman’s main guitar during the first two years of the Allman Brothers Band and was played on their 1969 self-titled debut album and 1970 follow-up […]

Happy 76th birthday to Eric Clapton born 30 March 1945, guitarist, singer, songwriter who has been a member of The Roosters, Casey Jones and the Engineers, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Yardbirds and Cream who had the 1967 UK No.11 single ‘I Feel Free’. He was a member of Blind Faith, and later formed Derek and the […]

13 March 1993, Eric Clapton started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Unplugged. It remains the most successful and best-selling live album ever, winning two Grammy awards at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in 1993. It is also Clapton’s best-selling album ever, having sold 26 million copies worldwide. https://youtu.be/N2CdeOOF3jk Eric […]

16 Jan 1992, Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV. The set which included his current hit single ‘Tears in Heaven’ and a reworked acoustic version of ‘Layla’, earned six Grammy Awards for the album including Record of the Year. https://youtu.be/sQ5idZHWVn4 Eric Clapton – Layla (Unplugged 1992) (Promo Only) Read the full article at […]

17 Aug 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. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/eric-clapton/ Read […]


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