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Jack Bruce (1943-2014): An Appreciation

Jack Bruce (1943-2014): An Appreciation

In the aftermath of Jack Bruce’s long-awaited reunion with Cream, some people bitched. All I remember was watching in wonder.

‘That’s where we differed': Jim McCarty explains why Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds

‘That’s where we differed': Jim McCarty explains why Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds

Legend says Clapton split over “For Your Love.” But there was more to it.

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson, “He Don’t Live Here No More” (2011)

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson, “He Don’t Live Here No More” (2011)

A searing rebuke, performed with bristling force on a gut-string guitar.

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

The Beatles’ early retirement makes compiling a concert playlist difficult – but not impossible.

‘It shook me to the core': Eric Clapton on how the Band changed everything

‘It shook me to the core': Eric Clapton on how the Band changed everything

“All I could do was admire it from afar,” he admits, “and long for something similar.”

Jim McCarty on the Yardbirds’ greatest guitarist – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page?

Jim McCarty on the Yardbirds’ greatest guitarist – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page?

Clapton, Beck and then Page played lead with the Yardbirds between 1963-68.

‘A great platform for lead guitar': The Yardbirds’ tradition of gunslingers from Surrey continues

‘A great platform for lead guitar': The Yardbirds’ tradition of gunslingers from Surrey continues

Ben King shares more than a spot in the guitar chair with Beck, Clapton and Page.

Something Else! sneak peek: Eric Clapton, “Call Me The Breeze” (2014)

There was always a stillness at the center of J.J. Cale’s work, and Clapton captures it once more.

Eric Clapton – Behind the Sun (1985; 2014 SACD reissue)

Often overlooked, widely misunderstood and generally derided, Behind the Sun might not be the first album you’d picture for a deluxe Steve Hoffman mastering to Audio Fidelity SACD. But, really, that’s the magic of this particular reissue — the way it challenges your expectations, even your memory.

Deep Cuts: The Yardbirds, “The Sun Is Shining” from Where the Action Is! (1966)

Deep Cuts: The Yardbirds, “The Sun Is Shining” from Where the Action Is! (1966)

Recorded at the BBC and included on … Where The Action Is!, a two-disc set released in 2000, “The Sun Is Shining” captures the Yardbirds in their element with jaw-dropping results.