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Cream- Disraeli Gears Golden Anniversary- Eric Clapton, the late Jack Bruce

Though Rolling Stone  magazine ranked Disraeli Gears  at #114 album of all time, the key numbers for Cream’s quicksilver career are startlingly single digits: years together- 3 ; albums released- 4; number of reunion albums/ tours in the fifty years since – 1. In this  classic rock interview marking Cream’s Disraeli Gears   50th anniversary, Cream […]

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Eric Clapton-Forever Man pt 2

This portion of my in-depth interview with Eric Clapton is  gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, yet ultimately life affirming. It finds the acclaimed musician successfully in recovery after more than twenty years of substance abuse, experiencing a spiritual rebirth that can only be described as miraculous; his musical career at an all time high; and then the most […]

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Eric Clapton- Forever Man part 1

This exclusive interview with Eric Clapton covers a lot of ground simply because no matter what era or decade you pick since 1965, EC was there in a remarkably consistent, influential way: Yardbirds; John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers;  Cream; Blind Faith with Steve Winwood; Derek and the Dominos with Duane Allman. And yet he has made a […]

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Tina Turner-Tearing Us Apart-with Eric Clapton

Presented to celebrate American Black History Month, this is the definitive version of “Tearing Us Apart” by Tina Turner with Eric Clapton, seemingly in a dead heat race with her band to see who could finish first!

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Blind Faith- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Two titans of rock’s last half century, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, join me In the Studio to explore the days surrounding  the brief  Blind Faith . Until recently the two friends chose not to talk much about the short-lived Blind Faith experience. Maybe it was the fact that the media hype of what Time […]

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George Harrison-Best pt 2

My second George Harrison interview that focuses on his return to performing in England for the first time in over 25 years on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall;the support of his longtime friend,Eric Clapton;and several examples of his delightful impish sense of humor.And I chose to display this photo of George on stage at the Albert Hall with the late Gary Moore on April 6,1992 .God bless them both , together again for eternity .-Redbeard

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Check Into “Hotel California” 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

“You can check out, But you can never leave…” So sang Don Henley and the Eagles on the title song to Hotel California   forty years ago ( okay, it was actually forty-one, but don’t bug Mr. Henley ). That lyric line crossed my mind this morning when opening the New York Times  online when […]

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Elvis Saluted by John Hiatt-Tennessee Plates- 3-93 Dallas

Something appropriate for Elvis Week in Memphis ( when I lived there, the locals referred to it as “Death Week”  ). Big doings no doubt on Elvis Presley Boulevard for this fortieth anniversary. Now that Randy Newman has been inducted, here’s my nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the most deserving American […]