Tag Archives: Eric Clapton

45 YEARS AGO IN 1974 ERIC CLAPTON RELEASED 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD.

45 Years Ago In 1974 Eric Clapton Released 461 Ocean Boulevard. By 1974, Eric Clapton had established a reputation as a survivor. He had managed to overcome heroin and alcohol addiction. His life had spiralled out of control after releasing his debut solo album, Eric Clapton in August 1970. It reached number seventeen in Britain …

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THE BEST VINYL RELEASES OF 2017 PART 2.

The Best New Vinyl Releases Of 2017 Part 2. Eric Clapton-Slowhand-Vinyl. Label: Polydor. When November 1977, Eric Clapton released his much-anticipated fifth album Slowhand, the reviews were mostly positive. Critics were won over by an album where Slowhand’s playing was much more subtle and understated on an album where he sometimes laid bare his soul. …

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THE BEST REISSUES OF 2017-PART 3.

The Best Reissues Of 2017-Part 3. Erasmo Carlos-Sonhos E Memórias 1941-1972 Label: Light In The Attic Records. When Sonhos E Memórias 1941-1972 was released in 1972, this was the last instalment in a trio of albums that featured Erasmo Carlos at his creative zenith. His bubblegum beginnings seemed a long time ago, and he was …

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CREAM-BEFORE AND AFTER DISRAELI GEARS AS IT TURNS 50

Cream-Before and After Disraeli Gears As It Turns 50. Twenty five years ago, it was mostly classic albums like Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album and Pet Sounds that were reissued by record labels to celebrate a landmark anniversary. In the case of the reissue of The White Album, it was faithfully reproduced right down to the photos that accompanied the original …

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CREAM-BRITAIN’S FIRST SUPERGROUP.

Cream-Britain’s First Supergroup. It was in July 1966, when Britain’s first supergroup, Cream was born. Eric Clapton who was regarded as the greatest British blues guitarist of his generation, was looking beyond life with John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers. That was the group Eric Clapton had joined after his departure from The Yarbirds. By July 1966, Eric …

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CREAM-CLASSIC ALBUM SELECTION.

CREAM-CLASSIC ALBUM SELECTION. Nowadays, Cream are regarded as the first British supergroup. Cream were formed in July 1966 and were together for just over two years. During that period, Cream released a quartet of albums, Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, Wheels Of Fire and Goodbye. These albums sold over fifteen million copies worldwide, and influenced everyone from Jimi …

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ERIC CLAPTON-461 OCEAN BOULEVARD.

ERIC CLAPTON-461 OCEAN BOULEVARD. By 1974, Eric Clapton had established a reputation as a survivor. He had managed to overcome heroin and alcohol addiction. His life had spiralled out of control after releasing his debut solo album, Eric Clapton in August 1970. It reached number seventeen in Britain and number thirteen in the US Billboard …

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BOBBY WHITLOCK-BOBBY WHITLOCK.

BOBBY WHITLOCK-BOBBY WHITLOCK. Before embarking upon a solo career in 1971, Memphis born Bobby Whitlock, had worked with some of the biggest names in music. His career started when Bobby was just seventeen. That’s when Bobby Whitlock had signed to Stax Records. He went on to work with Albert King, Booker T. and The MGs, …

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GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS.

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS. Following the breakup of The Beatles in 1970, John, Paul and Ringo embarked upon solo careers. Most of the attention centred around John and Paul. This suited George Harrison fine.  George Harrison’s solo career began in November 1968, nearly two before the breakup of The Beatles. That’s when George Harrison …

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J.J. CALE-CLASSIC ALBUM SELECTION.

J.J. CALE-CLASSIC ALBUM SELECTION. One of the most underrated singer, songwriter and guitarists is J.J. Cale, whose career began back in the late fifties as Johnny Cale. However, it wasn’t until 1972 that J.J. Cale released his debut album Naturally. Naturally featured a track that would become synonymous with J.J. and would introduce his music …

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