Category Archives: Eric Clapton

Classic Rock Titans and Friends: Harrison and Clapton

All Things Must Pass Away: Harrison, Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs by Kenneth Womack and Jason Kruppa 304 pp., $28.99, Chicago Review Press One of rock and roll’s most enduring friendships was between George Harrison and Eric Clapton. From … Continue reading

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Eric Clapton’s Life, Loves, & Lean Guitar Strings

BOOK REVIEW Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton by Philip Norman 448 pp., $30, Little, Brown & Co. Among music book scribes, Philip Norman stands near the top in terms of influence and skill. His 1981 Beatles tome Shout! set … Continue reading

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When Eric Clapton Got Laid Back – Drummer Jamie Oldaker on the ’74/’75 Recordings

This article originally appeared in The Houston Press. In the fall of 1974, Jamie Oldaker was a 22-year-old drummer riding in the backseat of a car with a girl he met at a club. And he wanted to get to … Continue reading

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Eric Clapton Goes Comfy on New Record, But Sizzles Onstage

Now that acts like The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, and The Zombies have marked their 50th anniversaries, those who got their start in 1963 are beginning to roll out more sonic celebrations, and classic rock heroes don’t get any … Continue reading

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