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Rock and Roll Planets

on April 5, 2009 - 6:00am

Eric Clapton is not the only rock musician who has had a planet named after him. The International Astronomical Union at Harvard University has honored several others. They include John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Holly and Jerry Garcia.......

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Tears In Heaven & My Father's Eyes: Retired from repetoire

on April 5, 2009 - 5:49am

In March 2004, Eric Clapton announced he was retiring the songs "Tears In Heaven" and "My Father's Eyes" from his concert repetoire. While touring Japan in November / December 2003, he discovered he could no longer perform them. Both songs dealt with the loss of his four-year-old son Conor, who......

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Tears In Heaven

on April 5, 2009 - 5:47am

"Tears In Heaven" was written by Eric Clapton following the death of his son, Conor, in 1991 as a way to work through his grief. He initially recorded a studio version for the soundtrack of the film, "Rush". The songs first public performance was on 16 January 1992 during filming......

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Tour Programmes

on April 5, 2009 - 5:38am

Tour Programmes, in addition to being a souvenir of a night out, are often a useful reference tool. Often, they contain brief biographies of band members, discographies, tour itineraries and a wealth of other information. Sometimes for high-profile one-off events, special concert programmes are printed. They have become highly collectible......

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Guest Appearances by other musicians at Eric's concerts

on April 5, 2009 - 5:25am

Other musicians occasionally “guest star” during Eric Clapton’s tour performances, but this is a bit of a rarity. In most cases of recent vintage, the “guest” was the support act. During EC's summer tour of 2008, Robert Randolph would regularly join in on the encore, "I've Got My Mojo Working"......

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