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.