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  • 11/24/11

    Rolling Stone assembled a panel of guitarists and noted music critics to rank the 100 Top Guitarists of All Time. Topping the list are Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards and Jeff Beck. Clapton, Page and Beck are all alums of The Yardbirds, one of the key bands that came out of England in the 1960s. Eddie Van Halen - who placed 8th in the list - writes of Clapton (#2), "Eric Clapton is basically the only guitar player who influenced me – even though I don't sound like him. There was a basic simplicity to his playing, his style, his vibe and his sound.

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  • 11/23/11

    In the shadow of Osaka Castle, Eric Clapton and his former Blind Faith bandmate, Steve Winwood performed back-to-back concerts at Osaka Jo-Hall on 21 and 22 November.

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  • 11/22/11

    The Blues Box Set (standard edition) is now available in on Because Sound Matters and at select retailers.

    Box Set Includes:
    - 5 180 gram black LPs
    - Plus limited edition lithograph

    This three album five disc box set has been carefully recut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Chris Bellman and pressed on the finest grade European vinyl for the highest quality analogue sound imaginable.

    -From The Cradle, Riding With The King and Me and Mr. Johnson pressed on 180 gram vinyl
    -A unique 12"x12" lithographed tucked inside box
    -Each box is beautifully packaged in a high quality paper wrapped

  • 11/19/11

    Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood launched their Japanese Tour on 17 November in Sapporo, before heading south to Yokohama for a concert on 19 November. Although the first concert was a solid 20-song strong performance, the second night in Yokohama held a big surprise for Japanese fans. During the acoustic set, a re-arranged "Wonderful Tonight" was peformed - believed to be the first time this has happened in concert since the song was released on Slowhand in 1977. One fan in attendance told Where's Eric! that it was an absolutely beautiful version.

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