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Top 10 Eric Clapton Songs

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Eric Clapton boasts one of the most storied discographies in rock 'n' roll. He got his start in 1963 with the Yardbirds, playing ramped-up versions of American blues and R&B songs. Within two years, he was gone, gigging with British bluesman John Mayall in

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John Lennon’s Letter To Eric Clapton Sells for $35,000 At Auction

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A draft of a letter John Lennon wrote to Eric Clapton on Sept. 29, 1971 asking him to collaborate on a musical project recently sold for $35,000 at an auction.

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Win Eric Clapton’s ‘Slowhand’ Deluxe Edition 2-CD Set

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You can win one of 10 copies of Eric Clapton's 35th anniversary Deluxe Edition 'Slowhand' 2-CD set courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises and Ultimate Classic Rock.

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Eric Clapton Keeps It Soulful at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert

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Eric Clapton provided one of the mellower performances at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit Wednesday night at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Eric Clapton Helps Rolling Stones Rock Second 50th Anniversary London Show

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The Rolling Stones continued their '50 & Counting' tour last night (Nov. 29) in front of another packed crowd at London's O2 Arena, offering old friends, new guests, and a few surprises during a lengthy 23-song set list.

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Eric Clapton to Jam With Rolling Stones

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Folks who shelled out their life savings to attend the Rolling Stones' first concert in London on Sunday (Nov. 25) may have had an incredible time, but they're about to start complaining. Word is that Eric Clapton will be sitting in with the group for tomorrow night's show.

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Eric Clapton 2013 Tour Dates Announced

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It's not even December, but already Eric Clapton is looking ahead to 2013. Today (Nov. 19) the legendary guitarist announced a U.S. tour comprising mostly of dates in the South and Southwest. A full list of 2013 tour dates is listed below.

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Eric Clapton, ‘Looking at the Rain’ – Song Review

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We're coming up on the Dec. 18 release date of the 35th Anniversary Edition of Eric Clapton's 1977 album, 'Slowhand.' There are five configurations to choose from, depending on how much you love the album; however, all of them feature four previously unreleased songs. One of them, 'Looking at the Rain,' has just been released.

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You Can Hear Chevy Chase Cover Clapton and the Beatles, If You Want To, We Guess

Chevy Chase, 'Chevy Chase'
Arista Records

After he left 'Saturday Night Live' but before he cemented his status as one of the most bankable comedy stars of the '80s, Chevy Chase tried his hand at being a solo recording artist -- and if this post marks your introduction to his 1980 self-titled album, you can probably figure out why you've never heard it before.

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35 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases ‘Slowhand’

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‘Slowhand,' released on the first day of November 1977, came at a crucial point in Eric Clapton’s career. After more than a decade as rock’s reigning guitar god, the 32-year-old Cream and Derek and the Dominos leader was coming off two unremarkable solo albums.

‘461 Ocean Boulevard,’ from 1974, proved Clapton could carry a song-oriented record under his own name; ‘There’s One in Every Crowd’ (1975) and ‘No Reason to Cry’ (1976) sank under their aimless and bloated self-importance.

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