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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)

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.

Gimme Five: Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo career

Gimme Five: Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo career

Eric Clapton, born on March 30, 1945, apparently lost all interest in the guitar after having struggled mightily with a cheap, steel-stringed 13th birthday gift. Luckily for us, he picked the instrument up again a couple of years later, beginning a journey that would make him the only thrice inducted member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

‘We never had any time’: Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

‘We never had any time’: Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

For all of their many arguments, accusations and on-stage antics, Cream really broke up because of bad management, bassist Jack Bruce says. Having issued three albums in four years, and toured incessantly through 1968, they simply burned out.

‘Worth whatever grief and stress we may have experienced’: Eric Clapton on Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion

‘Worth whatever grief and stress we may have experienced’: Eric Clapton on Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion

Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion followed just one such similar appearance going back to their 1968 breakup. Eric Clapton remembers the days leading up to that out-of-nowhere musical event with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce.