June 2020

Eric Clapton

ARTICLES

James Bay

Hooked: James Bay on Derek and the Dominos' "Layla"

May 12, 2020
The platinum-selling British guitarist recalls begging his father to repeatedly replay the iconic song featuring Slowhand and Skydog.
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Gibson

Gibson Announces the Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I

August 20, 2019
The model features a newly-developed Alnico V Firebird pickup and comes with an Eric Clapton signed backplate.
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Crossroads

Eric Clapton Announces Lineup for 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival

March 29, 2019
The star-studded lineup will include Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks, Vince Gill, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, and many more.
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Eric Clapton

Gruhn Guitars to Sell 29 Clapton-Owned Guitars

November 29, 2016
The wide-ranging collection features both vintage and modern guitars.
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Vintage Vault: 1956 Fender Stratocaster (Serial #14220) and 1957 Fender Twin

June 14, 2015
It’s not Clapton’s Strat—but it’s very, very close!
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Julien's Auctions

Julien's Auctions Announces Music Icons

March 13, 2015
Items include guitars from George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Vinnie Vincent.
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Jack Bruce: 1943–2014

October 27, 2014
Instead of just playing bass, he defined it, carving out a legacy that will endure as long as we keep archives of recorded music. Godspeed, Mr. Bruce.
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Martin Guitars

NAMM '14 - Martin OM-ECHF Eric Clapton Navy Blues Demo

January 24, 2014
Watch the demo of newest collaboration between Martin and Eric Clapton, the OM-ECHF.
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Eric Clapton's "Give Me Strength: The 1974 / 1975 Recordings" Album Review

November 12, 2013
Give Me Strength is aimed directly at Clapton fans that collect every note Slowhand has ever played.
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20 Best Moments of Crossroads 2013

20 Best Moments of Crossroads 2013

April 15, 2013
Highlights from both nights of Crossroads, with videos
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GALLERY: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

April 14, 2013
Highlights from Friday and Saturday night at Crossroads. Photos by Kevin Mazur/WireImage
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On the Road with Clapton

March 12, 2013
Eric Clapton’s former guitar tech recounts four intimate highlights of his 30-year career with Slowhand.
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Album Review: Eric Clapton - "Old Sock"

Album Review: Eric Clapton - "Old Sock"

February 25, 2013
Clapton has fully completed the transformation from elder blues statesman to professional musicologist.
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Fender Introduces Eric Clapton "Brownie" Tribute Stratocaster

Fender Introduces Eric Clapton "Brownie" Tribute Stratocaster

February 8, 2013
Fender announces the release of the Custom Shop Eric Clapton “Brownie” Tribute Stratocaster. It will be available exclusively through Guitar Center on March 21, 2013, as part of the Guitar Center Eric Clapton Crossroads Collection.
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GALLERY: Guitar Center Eric Clapton Crossroads Collection 2013

February 5, 2013
Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton "Brownie" Tribute Strat, Gibson Harrsison-Clapton "Lucy" Les Paul, and a trio of Martin 000 body-style acoustics round out the collection. Photos courtesy Guitar Center.
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Eric Clapton Announces 2013 Tour and Crossroads Festival

November 19, 2012
Spring tour culminates with Crossroads Festival at Madison Square Garden on April 12-13
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Fender Introduces EC Series Eric Clapton Signature Amps

Fender Introduces EC Series Eric Clapton Signature Amps

October 4, 2011
Each is a specific variation based on three classic Fender tweed tube amps of the 1950s—the ’57 Twin, ’57 Deluxe and the ’57 Champ.
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Book Review: "Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History" By Chris Welch

Book Review: "Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History" By Chris Welch

September 20, 2011
Chris Welch takes us on a visual tour through every aspect of the blues god’s long career and unearths some rare photographs and memorabilia that will make even the most jaded Slowhand aficionados take notice.
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GALLERY: Eric Clapton's 2011 Crossroads Centre Auction Highlights

GALLERY: Eric Clapton's 2011 Crossroads Centre Auction Highlights

February 9, 2011
Highlights from Clapton''s March 2011 auction of 150+ guitars and amps to benefit the Crossroads Centre Antigua
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The Fender Eric Clapton Active Mid-Boost

The Fender Eric Clapton Active Mid-Boost

November 16, 2010
The active boost circuit favored by Eric Clapton and how to install it
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