Tag: Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton's "Nothing but the Blues" is a special album

When Eric Clapton straps on his guitar, chances are something good will happen. When Eric Clapton plays the blues, the good turns into something special. In 1994, Clapton was touring in support of his “From the Cradle” album. Filming and recording sessions were done over two November concerts at the Fillmore, in San Francisco. A... Read more »

Would Eric Clapton's anti-vax views keep you from attending his concert?

“Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Keep Britain white.” “Do we have any foreigners in the audience tonight? If so, please put your hands up. So, where are you? Well, wherever you are, I think you should all just leave. Not just the hall, leave our... Read more »

Eric Clapton's anti-vaccination views will cause people to die

Eric Clapton as a guitarist/musician is a legend. Eric Clapton as a human has been problematic. Eric Clapton as a medical expert is a fool. There’s never been any question about Clapton’s excellence as a musician. His skills as a guitarist earned him the nickname God early in his career. You’ll find him near the... Read more »

Tedeschi-Trucks Band is the perfect band to revisit Layla and all the other assorted love songs

What’ll you do when you get lonelyAnd nobody’s waiting by your side?You’ve been running and hiding much too longYou know it’s just your foolish pride We all know the story. Beatles legend George Harrison is married to model Pattie Boyd. It’s not working out. Harrison’s friend, guitar hero Eric Clapton is smitten with Ms. Boyd.... Read more »

Eric Clapton helps the homeless population in London

Like every big city, London has a homeless problem. From January to March of this year, more than three thousand people slept on the streets of England’s capital. The Streets of London is a charity that raises money to help support people who are experiencing homelessness in London. The money also helps to raise awareness... Read more »

Are fans turning against Eric Clapton and Van Morrison for their anti-lockdown views and song?

Are fans turning against Eric Clapton and Van Morrison for their anti-lockdown views and song?
Your name is Eric Clapton. You’re a legendary musician who has had an incredible career of close to sixty years. Along with the incredible songs comes incredible wealth. Your net worth is an estimated four hundred-fifty million dollars. Your name is Van Morrison. You’re also a legendary musician with a career of close to sixty... Read more »

Eric Clapton and Van Morrison show a lack of compassion in their anti-lockdown song "Stand and Deliver"

Eric Clapton and Van Morrison show a lack of compassion in their anti-lockdown song "Stand and Deliver"
1.98 million cases of Covid-19. 66,541 deaths in Great Britain. Let’s play music. Eric Clapton has released a new single. Written by Van Morrison, “Stand and Deliver” is an anti-lockdown song. Frustrated by being unable to perform live music to an audience, this is their way of making a statement. 17.5 million cases of Covid-19. 314,000... Read more »

On the anniversary of his death, a look at the life of George Harrison

George as a young child.
From 1964 to 1970, he was one of the four most popular musicians in the world. He didn’t write or sing many of their songs, but you could hear his instrument on every single tune. He very rarely was out in front when on stage performing, but the band wouldn’t have been the same without... Read more »

Fifty years of classic rock classics

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"Moondance" was Van Morrison's third album. Between this and t l he earlier "Astral Weeks", he moved far away from "Brown Eyed Girl." Fifty years later, Morrison has produced forty-one studio albums and is still going strong.
If you’re from my generation, classic rock is probably your go-to genre of music. Yeah, you may try to pretend that you’re cool and hip enough to love newer types of music, but we always seem to come back to the songs and records that we loved when we were young. 1970 was a big year... Read more »

Songs to help to understand the 2020 Republican convention

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While last weeks Democratic convention was full of hope and optimism, this one has had more than it's share of dark moments. "Beware of Darkness"~George Harrison
Three days down, one more to go. The Republican convention is three quarters over and what a shit show it has been. It may help to use music to help you understand what has been happening right in front of your very eyes. Here are some tunes that will help you really figure out what... Read more »
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