Eric Clapton


  • The Last Waltz: The Band’s Final Curtain Call

    On November 25, 1976, The Band took the stage at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom for what would be their final performance, an event that would come to be known as “The Last Waltz.” This concert, however, was more than just a swan song for one of rock’s most influential groups; it was a monumental celebration…

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  • Boogie With Canned Heat: Thank You Henry

    “Henry Vestine of Canned Heat got me closer to my understanding of blues guitar, and that opened the door for me.”

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 8 — Paul McCartney saves the Poisoned Iveys (temporarily)

    1970 proved to be a landmark year in the annals of rock music.

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  • MoFi’s In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida and Truth reviewed, Pt 1

    By 1968, the sweet Summer of Love was long gone, but the strong scent of acid still permeated the airwaves within the burgeoning, quickly-evolving rock scene.

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  • PACO DE LUCÍA: THE MONTREUX YEARS

    A SHOWCASE OF PACO DE LUCÍA’S MOST MESMERISING MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL LIVE PERFORMANCES BETWEEN 1984 to 2012 PLUS LINER NOTES FROM JOHN MCLAUGHLIN & RARE PHOTOS OF PACO DE LUCÍA’S TIME AT MONTREUX PRE-ORDER HERE. London Wednesday 18 January 2023 – BMG today announces the next instalment in The Montreux Years series with “Paco De…

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 7 — Bobby Whitlock’s Key to the Highway

    Having completed a tour in England that featured George Harrison and Eric Clapton as guest guitarists, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends returned to America to help Clapton finish his solo debut and embark on a four-month tour to support the album.

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 6 — On the Road With Eric Clapton

    The band, according to member Bobby Whitlock’s autobiography, had already gotten kicked off the Elektra label when it was touring, due to Delaney’s drunken antics with label owner Jac Holzman. Delaney & Bonnie manager Alan Pariser, who was close friends with Harrison, arranged for the group to be the opening act for Blind Faith, aka…

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 5 — Mad Dogs & Englishmen

    In our last episode, Joe Cocker had just fired the members of his Grease band after recording his newest album, Cocker! His manager, Dee Anthony, was looking forward to returning to the U.S. to promote the highly anticipated album that featured Cocker originals and unreleased Beatles songs.

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 4 — Gimme Shelter!

    Somewhere between the release of the album Accept No Substitute in July of 1969 and November of that year, Elton John began working on his second album. After the lackluster debut of Empty Sky, Elton made his mark with his self-titled second album, Elton John, featuring the tune “Your Song,” a beautiful ballad that remains…

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 3 — The British are coming!

    Last we heard, producer David Anderle and recording engineer John Haeny had given British producer Glyn Johns a test pressing of Delaney & Bonnie’s new album, Accept No Substitute, which wound up in the hands (and ears) of George Harrison.

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 2 — The adventures of Delaney & Bonnie

    Last you heard from me, husband-and-wife singing duo Delaney & Bonnie were working on their album Home, their first recording on the Memphis-based Stax label, between February and November of 1968. The general idea in the minds of the Stax executives was to create an album that would introduce the world to the “first white…

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 1 — Joe Cocker, with a little help from his friends

    In 1966, a gruff-voiced blues singer was looking to put a band together that might finally propel his straggling career to the next level. Joe Cocker—born John Robert Cocker in 1944— lived on Tasker Road in the English city of Sheffield. As early as 1960, at the age of sixteen, Cocker was already well under…

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  • The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 51-55

    Episode 51 This week we’re revisiting a favorite episode from this past year – Jay Jay’s conversation with Frank Marshall. Hear Jay Jay chat with the acclaimed film director and producer, who recently directed the Bee Gees documentary “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.” Listen to this unique interview to hear Jay Jay and…

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