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Guest Starrs: The Top Five Guitar Moments on Ringo Starr Songs

Former Beatle Ringo Starr turns 77 today, July 7, 2017.I figured I'd celebrate this most joyous of occasions by gathering up five songs that feature some of the best guitar work to be found on Ringo's solo albums. After all, from 1970's Sentimental Journey through 2015's Postcards from Paradise, Ringo's albums have featured guest appearances by several talented guitarists, including George... …

Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Roger McGuinn and Others Rehearse in 1992

The video below offers a rare treat: a superstar cast of guitarists—including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty and Roger McGuinn—rehearsing Dylan’s “My Back Pages” in October 1992.The run-through—which includes solos by both Clapton and Young—was in anticipation of Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert, held on October 16, 1992, in New York City’s Madison Square Garden... …

Watch Eric Clapton Perform "Badge" and "Cocaine" at the Royal Albert Hall

Last night, guitar legend Eric Clapton kicked off a run of three high-profile shows at London's Royal Albert Hall.The shows, scheduled for May 22, 24 and 25, mark Clapton's first live appearances since March 20, when he finished a two-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden.Although Clapton was scheduled to perform twice at the Forum in LA later in March, he was forced to... …

Doyle Bramhall II: "My Time with Eric Clapton Was My Workshop"

Next week, guitar legend Eric Clapton will kick off a run of three high-profile shows at London's Royal Albert Hall.The shows, which are scheduled for May 22, 24 and 25, will mark Clapton's first live appearances since March 20, when he finished a two-night stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden.Although Clapton was scheduled to perform twice at the Forum in LA later in March, he was... …

May 8, 1984: Eric Clapton Lets Loose with Roger Waters on 'The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking'

On this date in 1984, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters released his first solo album, The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking.The album abounded with something that Eric Clapton’s early Eighties albums sorely lacked: screaming guitar solos—played by Eric Clapton!The title track—"5:01 AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking)"—features a mini masterpiece of a solo, a composition within a composition, much like... …

Watch Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Perform "Something"

On November 29, 2002, the first anniversary of George Harrison's death, an impressive assemblage of the former Beatle's band mates, family members and buddies gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to his life and music.That event—which was released in 2003 as The Concert for George—featured performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and many... …

Eric Clapton: 13 of His Best Under-the-Radar Solo Songs

Although he carved out his own corner of rock and blues history as a member of the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos, Eric Clapton has had one hell of a career as a solo artist.It's a career that started in 1970, took a hazy little hiatus, then picked up where it left off in the spring of 1974. Since then, Clapton has sold millions of albums... …

Watch Prince Perform Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"

On April 21, 2016, the day Prince's death was announced, a YouTube user uploaded a rarely seen pro-shot clip of Prince performing Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love."Although no information was provided with the clip, it is likely the video was shot in late 2002 in Las Vegas, when the song made regular appearances in his live sets. If you happen to know the exact date, please share it in the... …

The Top 10 Guitar-Playing Frontmen in Rock

Even though Metallica's James Hetfield makes it look all too easy, there are countless guitarists who find it challenging to sing while doing anything on the guitar—besides strumming.Some players (myself included) even get bent out of shape when they're asked to provide the simplest of vocal harmonies while playing solos or semi-challenging riffs.Which is why Guitar World has decided to honor... …

Hear Eric Clapton's Isolated Guitar from "Sunshine of Your Love"

Eric Clapton, that guy who (among other things) played lead guitar on Ringo Starr's "Everybody's in a Hurry But Me" in 1983, turns 72 today.Throughout the day, we'll be showcasing several lessons and features dedicated to his influential fretwork with the Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and beyond. And what better way is there to spotlight someone's playing than with an isolated... …

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