‘Slowhand at 70’ finds Eric Clapton reflecting on a storied past, yet his still-powerful artistry places the guitarist firmly in the present.
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Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Steve Winwood and members of the Rolling Stones took part in ‘The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions,’ released in August 1971.
Jim McCarty breaks down the Yardbirds’ distinctive, guitar-led eras: ‘It was wonderful, inspirational’
As the Yardbirds’ guitarists have changed, so has the band itself – perhaps, most famously, when Eric Clapton was succeeded by Jeff Beck.
I thought I didn’t need another take on “Come On In My Kitchen.” Eric Clapton’s ‘Me and Mr. Johnson,’ released March 23, 2004, proved me wrong.
Pattie Boyd gives fans an exclusive peek into the rehearsals for ‘The Last Waltz’ concert by the Band, saying “it was so exciting, very exciting.”
When Jeff Beck arrived with the Yardbirds nearly 50 years ago, the departing Eric Clapton’s legend loomed large. He then set about dismantling it.
Foghat made an overt reference on “Honey Hush” to the Yardbirds’ Jeff Beck-era update of “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” Their connection goes further back.
The transition from Eric Clapton to Jeff Beck sent the Yardbirds hurtling from classicism to the very edge of experimentalism in the blink of an eye.
Eric Clapton presents himself for the first time not as guitar god, but as bone-deep soul singer.
In the aftermath of Jack Bruce’s long-awaited reunion with Cream, some people bitched. All I remember was watching in wonder.