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Dueling Guitars: Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy Trade Licks in 1969 — Video

Below, check out a fascinating—but very brief—video of Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy exchanging licks in 1969.

The clip, which looks like extra footage from an event called Supershow, also known as "the Last Great Jam of the Sixties," shows Clapton, playing a Gibson Firebird, and Guy, playing a Strat, going head to head, copying each other's licks for a few fun seconds—until things devolve into a pentatonic free-for-all.

That looks like former Cream bassist Jack Bruce—another Supershow performer—at the very end of the clip, by the way.

For another highlight from this event, be sure to check out Buddy Guy Plays "Mary Had a Little Lamb" with Jack Bruce and Buddy Miles in 1969. Buddy Guy wore some great suits back then!

If you have more information about this clip, please let us know in the COMMENTS below. Enjoy!

Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy, Dueling Guitars

Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy Exchanging Licks... Need we say more??

Posted by Guitar Loves on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.