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Eric Clapton To Get "Icon" Treatment From Universal Music

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) has announced that the latest discs in their Icon "best of" series will be released in the U.S. on 5 April. Eric Clapton, along with B.B. King and The Who, will get both the single disc and 24-track double-disc treatment. The single disc Clapton Icon edition will focus on EC's time in Derek and The Dominos and more well-known songs from his early solo career. The double disc adds tracks from Cream, Blind Faith and digs deeper into EC's pre-1981 solo catalog.
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Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs: 40th Anniversary Editions Due This Month

Check out a preview video animation for the Super-Deluxe Box Set at the end of this article! In late August 1970, Derek and The Dominos - Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Carl Radle and Bobby Whitlock - convened in Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida with producer Tom Dowd to record "Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs." Following an invitation from EC, Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band joined in on the now-historic sessions.

Eric Clapton To Perform At Charity Concert At Wintershall Estate

[UPDATED] On Saturday 4 June 2011, Eric Clapton will take part in a charity concert at Wintershall Estate, Bramley, Surrey. Tickets for this very special black-tie event are £135 each and can be purchased by telephone from 01483 892167 (Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM - UK) or via email from This year's concert will benefit stroke research. Gates to the estate will open at 4PM and music will begin at 6PM, concluding with fireworks at midnight. Those attending are invited to bring picnics to enjoy by the lakeside.
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Eric Clapton Completes First Leg Of 2011 Tour

Eric Clapton and His Band closed out the first leg of the guitarist's 2011 World Tour with a second performance at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles on 9 March, the same day in which the guitarist's third benefit auction for Crossroads Centre took place across the continent in New York City. The set list featured songs from his most recent album, Clapton, his back catalog as well as blues standards.
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