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Eric Clapton Crowd Boos After Concert Is Cut Short

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Roughly 12,000 Glasgow concertgoers went from screaming "Clapton is God" to booing "Clapton is gone" on June 21, when the guitar legend abruptly ended his show after suffering a series of technical difficulties.

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35 Years Ago: Beatles Stage Partial Reunion For Eric Clapton’s Wedding

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Clapton's best friend George Harrison brought Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr along for a reception jam.

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Eric Clapton Rounds Up Tom Petty + More For JJ Cale Tribute Record

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Eric Clapton has rounded up some friends to pay tribute to one of his biggest influences.

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35 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Marries Pattie Boyd

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After years of delay, on March 27, 1979, Eric Clapton finally married Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of his friend George Harrison.

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23 Years Ago: Eric Clapton’s Son Conor Killed in 49-Story Fall

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Eric Clapton's son was killed on March 20, 1991.

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31 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases ‘Money and Cigarettes’

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Warner Brothers

Having just emerged from rehab for alcoholism, Eric Clapton says he named 'Money and Cigarettes' -- which was released in February 1983 -- after "all I saw myself having left."

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Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton Headline New Orleans Jazz Fest

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Bryan Bedder / Rick Diamond / Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton are among the headliners for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The annual music fest will take place over two three-day weekends from April 25 through May 4.

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41 Years Ago: Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert Takes Place

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Most stints in rehab take place secretly, or at the very least privately. Then there was Eric Clapton’s famed Rainbow Concert, which served as an all-too-public, one-night cold turkey of sorts proclaiming the legendary guitarist's resurgence from the dire depths of heroin addiction – goosed along by some well-intentioned celebrity friends.

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Win An Eric Clapton ‘Crossroads’ and ‘Unplugged’ Prize Pack

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Rhino

This year, Eric Clapton has released both a DVD from his most recent Crossroads Guitar Festival and a Deluxe Edition of his best-selling 'Unplugged' album. Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser have teamed up with Rhino to give three lucky winner both of these sets.

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Eric Clapton, ‘Give Me Strength: The 1974 / 1975 Recordings’ – Album Review

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The first part of the '70s was tough for Eric Clapton. In addition to becoming so infatuated with his friend George Harrison's wife that he recorded an entire album about it (Derek and the Dominos' classic 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs'), he was deep into a heroin addiction that would temporarily sideline him.

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