The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and The Dominoes. What is the similar point in this rock bands? Looking for the answer near to the guitar: Eric Clapton.
He was the bad guy in the high school, later he was going to be a blues God, the only musician, who was inducted three times in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the guitarist whose nickname is „slowhand”, but this is just good for him. Now, Eric Clapton is going to start a world wide concert tour, to show everybody, what is the real blues and the hard rock and roll.
Eric Clapton was born in The United Kingdom in 1945. When he was born, his mother was only 16 years old. His father has left them before his birth. He believed, his grandparents are his parents, and his mother is his sister. He found out the truth, when he was nine and his mother got married, moved to Canada and left her son. These things had very big influence to Eric’s whole life.
He was 13 when he has got his first guitar, and he thought himself to play on this, without teacher. The love of music, and especially, the blues has started this year. He played in the Yardbirds between 1963 and 1965, in the John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers between 1965 and 1966, and after that, he joined in the Cream in 1966, but the group has broken up in 1968. Eric Clapton played in lots of rock bands, and after that he has started his solo career in the early 1970s. He is one of the world’s best guitarist nowadays too.
And this year, 2013, after the American tour, he is going to shake up the fan sin Dublin too, so everybody must go! Let’s feel the spirit of 60s, from the first line if you could.
Eric Clapton Dublin 2013