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12th May '16 11:07:36 AM ChesterPolarbear
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* DoNotTryThisCoolThing: "Cocaine".

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* DoNotTryThisCoolThing: DoNotDoThisCoolThing: "Cocaine".
12th May '16 11:06:46 AM ChesterPolarbear
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* DoNotTryThisCoolThing: "Cocaine".
20th Feb '16 1:27:27 PM Laevatein
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AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In London in the late 60s, a young man fresh off the boat from America made the audacious request to jam with Cream... and ended up upstaging Clapton. The young man's name? JimiHendrix (oh, and you know how the intro mentioned Clapton being the second greatest guitarist of all time? Guess who's number one?)

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In London in the late 60s, a young man fresh off the boat from America made the audacious request to jam with Cream... and ended up upstaging Clapton. The young man's name? JimiHendrix (oh, and you know how the intro mentioned Clapton being the second greatest guitarist of all time? Guess who's number one?)
20th Feb '16 1:26:51 PM Laevatein
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AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In London in the late 60s, a young man fresh off the boat from America made the audacious request to jam with Cream... and ended up upstaging Clapton. The young man's name? JimiHendrix (oh, and you know how the intro mentioned Clapton being the second greatest guitarist of all time? Guess who's number one?)
8th Feb '16 4:48:55 AM Freshmeat
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Clapton then formed Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. A short-lived but critically acclaimed band, they released one album before breaking up, and Clapton joined Delaney And Bonnie And Friends for a short time. Finally, Clapton teamed up with Duane Allman for his next ensemble, Music/DerekAndTheDominos. There he had his next big hit, "Layla", which is generally considered to be his MagnumOpus. After the band's disintegration, Clapton finally went solo. Two of the main hits on his own, "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Cocaine," were both covers.

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Clapton then formed Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. A short-lived but critically acclaimed band, they released one album before breaking up, and Clapton joined Delaney And Bonnie And Friends for a short time. Finally, Clapton teamed up with Duane Allman for his next ensemble, Music/DerekAndTheDominos. There he had his next big hit, "Layla", which is generally considered to be his MagnumOpus."Layla". After the band's disintegration, Clapton finally went solo. Two of the main hits on his own, "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Cocaine," were both covers.
22nd Jan '16 5:39:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCasanova: He ''is'' a Rock Star, after all. In addition to romancing the wives of other Rock Stars, some of his more notable relationships include Music/JanisJoplin and supermodel (and former French First Lady) Carla Bruni. [[SherylCrow Sheryl Crow's]] "My Favourite Mistake" is allegedly about him.

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* TheCasanova: He ''is'' a Rock Star, after all. In addition to romancing the wives of other Rock Stars, some of his more notable relationships include Music/JanisJoplin and supermodel (and former French First Lady) Carla Bruni. [[SherylCrow Sheryl Crow's]] Music/SherylCrow's "My Favourite Mistake" is allegedly about him.
27th Dec '15 7:49:24 PM AliceMacher
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Clapton then formed Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. A short-lived but critically acclaimed band, they released one album before breaking up, and Clapton joined Delaney And Bonnie And Friends for a short time. Finally, Clapton teamed up with Duane Allman for his next ensemble, Music/DerekAndTheDominos. There he had his next big hit, "Layla", which is generally considered to be his MagnumOpus. After the band's disintegration, Clapton finally went solo. Two of main hits on his own, "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Cocaine" were both covers.

Massive success, as it often does, took its toll. Clapton fell into substance abuse in the 70's - in particular heroin. After going into rehad, he managed to free himself from that particular issue but relapsed into alcohol several times. After this dark episode, he manages to remain in public consciousness with ''461 Ocean Boulevard'', a laid down, reggae inspired album including "I Shot The Sherrif" which quickly sold like crazy. His alcohol problems continue at the time to haunt him and his still often brought up racist rant in Birmingham, 1976 was only one of many events that eventually caused him to go into rehab, again.

It's thanks to the support of other massive 80's artists - notably PhilCollins but also TinaTurner - that he manages to climb back the slope. Beggining with ''Behind The Sun'' and ''August'', he manages to recapture part of his early meteoric stardom. He continues then to tour and record through to 2000 with few issues. His most notable performances came in the early 90s on {{MTV}}'s ''Unplugged'' series. There he performed [[UnpluggedVersion acoustic versions]] of "Layla" and "Tears in Heaven," which was written in grief after his son's death in 1991.

Although most people remember the Clapton of the 60's and 70's, he has been lauded for many efforts between 1990 and 2010. Two electric blues essentials, ''From The Cradle'' (1994) and ''Me And Mr. Johnson'' (2004, a tribute to blues pioneer Robert Johnson). Two hugely successful collaborations, ''Riding With The King'' (2000, with BBKing) and ''The Road To Escondido'' (2006, with JJCale). As well as the critically acclaimed ''CLAPTON'' (2010). He announced his soon retirement around the middle of the new ten's and his probably last tour (although that was also said of the 2001 tour) will be held in 2015.

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Clapton then formed Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. A short-lived but critically acclaimed band, they released one album before breaking up, and Clapton joined Delaney And Bonnie And Friends for a short time. Finally, Clapton teamed up with Duane Allman for his next ensemble, Music/DerekAndTheDominos. There he had his next big hit, "Layla", which is generally considered to be his MagnumOpus. After the band's disintegration, Clapton finally went solo. Two of the main hits on his own, "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Cocaine" "Cocaine," were both covers.

Massive success, as it often does, took its toll. Clapton fell into substance abuse in the 70's - in particular heroin. After going into rehad, rehab, he managed to free himself from that particular issue but relapsed into alcohol several times. After this dark episode, he manages managed to remain in public consciousness with ''461 Ocean Boulevard'', a laid down, reggae inspired album including "I Shot The Sherrif" which quickly sold like crazy. His alcohol problems continue continued at the time to haunt him and his still often brought up racist rant in Birmingham, 1976 was only one of many events that eventually caused him to go into rehab, again.

It's It was thanks to the support of other massive 80's artists - notably PhilCollins but also TinaTurner - that he manages managed to climb back the slope. Beggining with ''Behind The Sun'' and ''August'', he manages managed to recapture part of his early meteoric stardom. He continues continued then to tour and record through to 2000 with few issues. His most notable performances came in the early 90s on {{MTV}}'s ''Unplugged'' series. There he performed [[UnpluggedVersion acoustic versions]] of "Layla" and "Tears in Heaven," which was written in grief after his son's death in 1991.

Although most people remember the Clapton of the 60's and 70's, he has been lauded for many efforts between 1990 and 2010. Two electric blues essentials, ''From The Cradle'' (1994) and ''Me And Mr. Johnson'' (2004, a tribute to blues pioneer Robert Johnson). Two hugely successful collaborations, ''Riding With The King'' (2000, with BBKing) and ''The Road To Escondido'' (2006, with JJCale). As well as the critically acclaimed ''CLAPTON'' (2010). He announced his soon retirement around the middle of the new ten's and his probably probable last tour (although that was also said of the 2001 tour) will be held in 2015.
24th Oct '15 11:04:29 AM nombretomado
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Clapton has the distinct accomplishment of having made guest appearances on solo albums released by all four ex-[[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] over the years; [[JohnLennon John Lennon's]] ''Live Peace In Toronto'' and ''Sometime In New York City''; [[PaulMcCartney Paul McCartney's]] ''Kisses On The Bottom''; [[RingoStarr Ringo Starr's]] ''Ringo Rama'', and numerous GeorgeHarrison albums, as well as a Beatles group album (Music/TheWhiteAlbum, contributing the solo to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps").

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Clapton has the distinct accomplishment of having made guest appearances on solo albums released by all four ex-[[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] over the years; [[JohnLennon John Lennon's]] Music/JohnLennon's ''Live Peace In Toronto'' and ''Sometime In New York City''; [[PaulMcCartney Paul McCartney's]] Music/PaulMcCartney's ''Kisses On The Bottom''; [[RingoStarr Ringo Starr's]] Music/RingoStarr's ''Ringo Rama'', and numerous GeorgeHarrison Music/GeorgeHarrison albums, as well as a Beatles group album (Music/TheWhiteAlbum, contributing the solo to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps").
2nd Sep '15 5:54:39 PM Hossmeister
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Magazine/RollingStone has listed him as number 2 on their list of [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time]].

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Magazine/RollingStone has listed recognizes him as number 2 the second greatest guitarist of all time on their list of [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time]].
2nd Sep '15 5:51:05 PM Hossmeister
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Magazine/RollingStone has listed him as number 2 on their list of [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time]].
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