Eric Clapton and His Band are getting ready to celebrate the guitar maestro's 70th Birthday in a big way with two shows in New York City on 1 and 2* May and seven shows in London from 14 May. As always, Where's Eric! will publish set lists and reviews in the Eric Clapton Tour Archive and the best pictures in the photo gallery. But, WE! can't do it without YOU!
On 25/26 May, the Rolling Stones will rerelease their classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers along with previously unreleased material and alternative takes of album tracks in a variety of formats. All of the deluxe editions will include the alternative version of "Brown Sugar" featuring Eric Clapton on slide guitar. The track was recorded at Olympic Studios, London on 18 December 1970 after Keith Richards' birthday party.
Personnel on the alternate take are Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), Al Kooper (keyboards), Bobby Keys (saxophone) and Eric Clapton (slide guitar).
The Eric Clapton Store is celebrating Eric Clapton’s birthday today with a limited edition Cream shirt commemorating their performance at the RKO Theater in NYC on the same date in 1967. This T-shirt will be taken down from the store on April 8th. Get it before it’s gone! You’ll also get FREE SHIPPING STOREWIDE (within the U.S.) all week long. Happy Birthday Eric!
LIST COMPILED BY HIS WORLDWIDE FAN BASE! Eric Clapton, the most admired British Blues and Rock guitarist of his generation, turns 70 on 30 March. Born in 1945 in the tiny country village of Ripley, Surrey, he became a professional musician in 1963 and never looked back. His 50 plus year career has given the world an unbelievable body of great music, memorable riffs, and some of the best live performances ever seen. Yet, for all of his success, he is humble and asserts he’s only the messenger.