Eric Clapton & Cream
Eric Clapton: Crossroads
Guitar Festival 2010
includes: Jeff Beck, BB King, Robert Cray, Steve Winwood, ZZ Top,
Buddy Guy, Sheryl Crow, Derek Trucks, John Mayer,
Jimmie Vaughn, Joe Bonamassa, and others. Contains 40 tracks.
| Q: Did Eric ever meet Jimi Hendrix?
A: The two were introduced by ex-Animals bassist Chas Chandler, the man who put together the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Q: Was Clapton influenced by Hendrix?
A: Marc Roberty holds that Hendrix was a “major influence” on Clapton, and that his “driven, fuzz-tone blues opened up a
Clapton’s “Sick And Tired” off his new Pilgrim LP has been angering women’s groups who have labeled
In 1965 Clapton joined the Yardbirds. After a short time, Clapton left the Yardbirds because he felt that they had become too much of a pop group and he wanted to remain loyal to the blues. This made room for Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, the other two British superstars that would rise out of the British blues scene. John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers provided Clapton’s next venue, as it did numerous other young players, including Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter Green who would go on to form Fleetwood Mac. Clapton left Mayall in 1966 to form Cream with bass player Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker.
Following the very disappointing breakup of Cream in 1968, Eric went on to form Blind Faith with his neighbor Steve Winwood and ex-Cream-associate Ginger Baker. Blind Faith, probably best known for the song, “Presence of the Lord,” wasn’t around very long before it too disbanded. Eric’s first appearance in public after the breakup of Blind Faith was as a
In 1990, Clapton won a Billboard Music Award for Top Album Rock Artist. It was a year of loss for Clapton as well. Clapton lost several members of his road crew and friend, Steve Ray Vaughan, in a helicopter crash. In February, 1991, Clapton won his first solo Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Male for “Bad Love.” But tragedy soon struck Clapton the following month when his 4-year old son was killed after falling out a high-rise window.
The Eric Clapton song “After Midnight” is one of 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll
1993, was the year of awards for Clapton. He took home 6 Grammy Awards including:
With the 10 March 1998 release of Pilgrim, Clapton finds himself on the verge of his first US tour in nearly three years, kicking off in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hear the first single from Pilgrim: My Father’s Eyes (MP3 file).
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a Trio of Virtuosos: Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Jack Bruce.
Three musical geniuses with masterly abilities, an abundance of raw talent, and incredible technical skill. CREAM revolutionised the sound of electric music forever. Though
Though CREAM’s meteoric life would not last for three years,
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