Eric Clapton

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Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: April 18 in Classic Rock History

On this day in 1973, Neil Young’s movie “Journey Through the Past” premiered at the Dallas Film Festival. The soundtrack album had come out in November ’72 and was the second of two albums Neil released in that year. What was the other one?

04/18/2015

The McCartney Wedding

Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: April 17 in Classic Rock History

In 1998 Linda McCartney lost her battle with cancer. How old was she when she died?

04/17/2015

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Rock & Blues Legend Eric Clapton Turns 70

Happy birthday to Eric Clapton! Actually, the guitar God’s birthday is March 30th, but we couldn’t let the celebration get behind us! The extraordinary musician turns 70. But, the way Eric was leading his life […]

03/29/2015

(The building that once was the Rainbow Theatre is now a Pentecostal Church. Photo by By Ewan Munro, via Wikimedia Commons)

Rockin’ the Rainbow Theatre: A History in Photos and Audio

The Rainbow Theatre hosted many classic concerts, even after it closed for 2 years in 1975. Check out some full concert recordings and photos from its reigning days in London.

03/16/2015

Eric Clapton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Eric Clapton Celebrating 70th Birthday with Madison Square Garden Concerts

The Eric Clapton birthday shows at Madison Square Garden will also mark the 46 year anniversary of Clapton’s first set at the venue, back when he was with Cream.

03/12/2015

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“We Are the World” and the Power of the Charity Supergroup

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the “We Are the World” single that brought 45 musicians together for charity. These charity supergroups have had great power to make change throughout history.

03/07/2015

18th May 1964:  British rock group the Yardbirds, (left to right) lead guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Paul Samwell-Smith, singer Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, and rhythm guitarist Christopher Dreja performing on a backyard patio for British playwright Lord Willis and his daughter Sally.  (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Eric Clapton Left the Yardbirds Because He Really, Really Hated “For Your Love”

Eric Clapton has always loved the blues, and you can thank the Yardbirds for making his brilliant blues career possible. Here’s how the band’s direction in 1965 led to Clapton’s departure.

03/03/2015

BOSTON - AUGUST 14:  Peter Wolf of the J.Geils Band performs at Fenway Park on August 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 10 in Classic Rock History

J.Geils band played a sold-out show at the Boston Garden on this night in 1979. What hit album had they released just before Christmas of 1978?

02/10/2015

19th September 1982:  Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Neil Young playing at Wembley Arena, London.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 8 in Classic Rock History

Neil Young played the Boston Garden on this night in 1991 with Crazy Horse backing him up; he also played the Garden on this night in 1973. What band backed him on the earlier visit?

02/08/2015

English rock group The Who, during their 1966 German/Swiss tour, from left to right; drummer Keith Moon (1947 - 1978), Roger Daltrey (vocals), John Entwistle (1944 - 2002, bass guitar) and Pete Townshend (guitar).    (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 17 in Classic Rock History

In 1990, the Rock and Roll Hall of fame inducted The Who and the Kinks. What celebrities inducted the pair of legendary English bands?

01/17/2015

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