Clapton

#1
Kind of went off him for a long time,maybe when he had the booze and drug problems,in fact I found his playing below par compared with other great British guitarists.
Tonight on BBC3 or 4 he is playing again with Stevie Winwood at Madison Square garden.
I saw it on the same channel a couple of nights ago and it was the finest playing I've ever seen.
Winwood was great on the Hammond and also he is a great guitarist,together they were memorable.
I've got it taped but if it comes on again,watch it, you will appreciate how Clapton has turned his life around.
His playing is fabulous.
 
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white_mafia

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#5
Mrs W_M and myself were queuing for tickets to see him live at the Albert Hall some years ago, and as the effect of a Phal curry from the previous night was making itself felt, I had an overpowering urge to get rid of the offending problem with some alacrity.

A sympathetic security man let me past the barriers to use the loo. After my rapid weight loss, I 'wandered' into the auditorium itself, near the top, to find the great man on stage by himself, carrying out a sound check.

After 15 minutes of sitting enthralled listening to him, I tried to creep out, only to hear him say 'hope you enjoyed that'. He had known I was there all along.

Mrs W_M or security guard were not best pleased.

Top man and quality guitarist.
 
#6
He's also well into his guns and fishing. He is one of my customers and has been around the factory a few times, he phoned up once asking to speak to one of our lads, I answered with 'who shall I say is calling'' and he replied ''just say it's Eric.''

Turned out he was inviting the lad on a fly fishing trip.
 
#7
I had the pleasure of seeing him play at Harewood House a few years ago. Absolutely awesome gig. I love the stuff he's done with Winwood over the years, especially the Blind Faith album. I can honestly say I've dreamt of meeting that bloke more times than I've dreamt of meeting Winona Ryder.
 

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