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Eric Clapton: Crossroads

     A brief history of the life and evolution of Eric Clapton presented by Guitar World magazine. “I try to find the places I’ve been before,” Eric Clapton told an interviewer in the early Nineties. “To go back and find a phrase which has a meaning, that belongs to some part of my experience, is very valuable to me because it will put me in touch with something that may involve lots of... …

Eric Clapton: The King and I

     In 2004, Eric Clapton paid tribute to Robert Johnson with an album of the Delta King’s classic blues.Back when he was a blues-obsessed teenager in England, something happened to Eric Clapton that caused him to fall down on his knees and ask the Lord above for mercy: he heard, for the first time, the music of Delta blues king Robert Johnson. Throughout his long and brilliant career,... …

Eric Clapton: Fit for Kings

    At the dawn of the millennium, Eric Clapton and B.B. King pooled their legendary blues talents on Riding wih the King, an epic album 30 years in the making. When Eric Clapton arrived in New York in 1967, he was the toast of the town. The rock community was buzzing about the British blues prodigy and his new band, Cream, whose slinky “I Feel Free” was fast becoming a staple on underground... …

Eric Clapton: Amazing Grace

    In a world exclusive interview with MTV Unplugged producer Alex Coletti, Eric Clapton discusses the recording of his 1994 Grammy- winning album and the joys of playing acoustic guitar. “I try to find the places I’ve been before,” Eric Clapton told an interviewer in the early Nineties. “To go back and find a phrase which has a meaning, that belongs to some part of my experience, is very... …

Eric Clapton: Blues Power

    In 1988, on the verge of his commercial and artistic rebirth, Eric Clapton paused to reflect on the music of his past and the invigorating force of his first love: the blues. By the time Eric Clapton encountered the MTV generation in the mid Eighties, his short but profound stints with the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos seemed a... …

Eric Clapton: The Artist Formerly Known as God

    Originally printed in Guitar World, May 1998 On Pilgrim, Eric Clapton demon- strated that there’s more to salvation than a heavenly guitar solo. It was in the early Sixties that Eric Clapton first grabbed people with the scream in his sound. People called it the “woman tone,” but that was no woman—that was his life. On songs like “Born Under a Bad Sign” and “Crossroads,” he used his... …

Eric Clapton: Time Pieces

    Blues purist. Guitar god. Pop star. Eric Clapton has been all these and more. In this exhaustive, wide- ranging interview, rock’s great survivor reflects on his tumultuous journey. In 1994, after 30 years in the business as a blues-influenced rock and roll electric guitarist, Eric Clapton finally got down to the business of recording a blues album of his own. From the Cradle was a far cry... …

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