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October 16, 1992: Eric Clapton Turns a Bob Dylan Tune Into a Blues Guitar Tour de Force

Twenty-five years ago today (October 16, 1992), a truly ridiculous amount of talent packed into New York City's Madison Square Garden to honor Bob Dylan's then-30-year-old recording career.The concert, which was called the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, featured top talent of the day (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, John Cougar Mellencamp, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready),... …

John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards Play the Beatles' "Yer Blues"

On September 13, 1969, John Lennon performed at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Canada, with a hastily assembled backing band.The band, which performed under the "Plastic Ono Band" moniker, included Eric Clapton on lead guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass and future Yes member Alan White on drums. Oh, right; Yoko Ono was there too ...The band rehearsed twice—once during the flight from London to Toronto... …

Exploring Eric Clapton's Collaborations with The Beatles, Part 2

Sometime in early 1968, when the Beatles' George Harrison invited Cream's Eric Clapton to play guitar on a tune—a psychedelic instrumental rocker that would wind up on Harrison's Wonderwall Music album—a great classic-rock tradition was born.For the next five decades—or at least through 2013—Clapton and his guitar would wind up in recording studios with the Beatles. And, of course, by "the... …

Watch the Trailer for 'Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars'

Showtime has revealed the trailer for Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, a documentary the network produced on the life and work of the guitar legend.Life in 12 Bars—which will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend and premiere on Showtime on February 10, 2018—will be told through Slowhand's own words and music, and will feature interviews with Clapton, his family,... …

Craft Recordings Announces Five-Disc John Lee Hooker Box Set

In honor of John Lee Hooker's 100th birthday, Craft Recordings has announced King of the Boogie, a comprehensive, five-disc box set of the late blues legend's greatest hits, plus some rarities, live recordings and numerous previously unreleased cuts.Two of the discs have themes, with the fourth disc dedicated to live recordings and the fifth disc dedicated to collaborations. The latter includes... …

Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck Perform "Farther Up the Road" in 1981

Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton have performed together several times over the years. They've even toured together.But in terms of pure entertainment value, I haven't found anything as enjoyable than the clip at the bottom of this story.It's from the Secret Policeman's Other Ball, a benefit show that took place September 9, 1981, at the Drury Lane Theatre in London. The show was produced by John... …

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... …

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