A blues guitar great needs a new liver, and fans have stepped in to help.
Eric Clapton’s guitar skills have been so revered that “Clapton is God” was once spray-painted on a wall in London. In tribute to his holiness – the lord of the Les Paul, the sultan of the SG, the sovereign of the Stratocaster – we offer this tribute of the Top 10 Eric Clapton Guitar Solos.
In the '60s there was a major musical shift going on in the clubs around London. English teenagers -- including our interview subject, John Mayall -- armed with Robert Johnson records and secondhand guitars were redefining and reinterpreting a sound that had originated in the fabled delta of Mississippi and the smoky clubs of Chicago so many thousands of miles away.