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Gibson to Reproduce Eric Clapton’s Classic “Beano” Les Paul

Gibson USA has announced that they will release one of the most important guitars in the history of rock and blues this December: Eric Clapton's 1960 "Beano" Les Paul. The Gibson Custom Shop has recreated the legendary instrument that Clapton wielded on the classic album, "John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton." It will be available in stores next month. Stay tuned as more details are expected.
 

"Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs" 40th Anniversary Release Due

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. The band finished recording in September and the double LP was released that December. To mark the 40th Anniversary of the now-classic album, three different anniversary editions will be released in March 2011.
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Clapton Performs Two Songs On "Later ... With Jools Holland." Extended Broadcast Airs Friday.

[Updated with Extended Broadcast News from 5 November] Eric Clapton was one of the featured guests on the 30 minute live broadcast of "Later ... With Jools Holland" on 2 November on BBC Two. Accompanied by Chris Stainton (keyboards), Henry Spinetti (drums) and Dave Bronze (bass), EC performed "Travellin' Alone" and "When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful" from his most recent studio album, "Clapton." A tweet sent by a viewer of the show to #laterjools reported he played a Gibson Les Paul. EC was also briefly interviewed by Jools.
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Eric Clapton To Appear on "Later ... With Jools Holland"

 Eric Clapton will perform tracks from his 19th studio album, "Clapton," on "Later ... With Jools Holland" next week. The live 30 minute broadcast happens Tuesday 2 November at 10PM. An extended recorded edition will air on Friday 5 November. The Friday broadcast will include the performances from Tuesday's show along with an additional half hour of music and chat. Other guests on next week's show are Kings of Leon, MIA, Vaccines, Bellowhead and comedian Harry Hill. "Later ... With Jools Holland" is broadcast on BBC Two with a simulcast on BBC HD.
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