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Eric Clapton Sings the Blues

by Ronald A. Rowe August 18th, 2014
1990 saw legendary guitarist Eric Clapton playing a series of highly-acclaimed concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London.  His touring partner Stevie Ray Vaughan and several members of their shared crew were killed in a helicopter accident that summer.  Early the following year, Clapton’s young son, Conor, died in a freak accident.

Eric Clapton had all the money a man could ever want and could easily have withdrawn into solitude after those tragic events.  Instead, he re-forged himself into a quieter, more nuanced musician.  His Unplugged album was released in 1992 and was one of the most commercially and
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Eric Clapton: The Middle Years

by Ronald A. Rowe August 11th, 2014 | Featured Artist
By the early 1970’s Eric Clapton was already considered among the top handful of greatest living guitarists.  After the death of Jimi Hendrix in 1970, Clapton stood alone among rock and roll guitarists and developed a rabid cult following.  Although Clapton wanted to break out with a solo career, he also desired to distance himself from the “Clapton is God” set.  So it was that Eric Clapton became Eric Clapton and Friends, which quickly became Derek and the Dominoes
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