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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.

New Music Monday: Mike Keneally, Freddie Hubbard, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Journey, Howlin’ Wolf

New Music Monday: Mike Keneally, Freddie Hubbard, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Journey, Howlin’ Wolf

As the year that is becomes the year that was, it’s perhaps to be expected that retrospective items would move to the fore — and this week, we’re loaded down.

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Later Years, 1983-2013, by Marc Roberty

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Later Years, 1983-2013, by Marc Roberty

By the time Eric Clapton gathered a working band in support 1983′s Money and Cigarettes (home to the Top 10 U.S. hit “I’ve Got a Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart”), the guitarist was clean and sober.

‘I was kind of blown away’: Did Journey’s Neal Schon almost replace Duane Allman in Derek and the Dominoes?

‘I was kind of blown away’: Did Journey’s Neal Schon almost replace Duane Allman in Derek and the Dominoes?

At a point when the young Neal Schon felt like he was on the verge of being asked to join Santana, another offer came — this time from Eric Clapton

Something Else! sneak peek: Eric Clapton – Crossroads Guitar Festival (2013)

The summer music festival season is rapidly coming to a close, but those not wanting to brave iffy weather should head to select movie theaters on August 13, 2013. Nearly 500 cinemas will showcase Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

Deep Cuts: Solo Genesis projects from Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett

Deep Cuts: Solo Genesis projects from Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett

Albums constructed apart have allowed Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett to explore areas of their songcraft that might have gone undiscovered in Genesis.

The Friday Morning Listen: Van Dyke Parks – Song Cycle (1968)

The Friday Morning Listen: Van Dyke Parks – Song Cycle (1968)

Are there any famous albums out there that you’ve ignored over the years? I have a small cache of them, which I keep secret because when people find out I’ve never listened to them they sort of freak out.