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35 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Marries Pattie Boyd

After years of delay, on March 27, 1979, Eric Clapton finally married Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of his friend George Harrison.

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23 Years Ago: Eric Clapton’s Son Conor Killed in 49-Story Fall

On March 20, 1991, Eric Clapton suffered a parent's worst nightmare.

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31 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases ‘Money and Cigarettes’

Having just emerged from rehab for alcoholism, Eric Clapton says he named 'Money and Cigarettes' -- which was released in February 1983 -- after "all I saw myself having left."

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Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton Headline New Orleans Jazz Fest

Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton are among the headliners for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The annual music fest will take place over two three-day weekends from April 25 through May 4.

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41 Years Ago: Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert Takes Place

Most stints in rehab take place secretly, or at the very least privately. Then there was Eric Clapton’s famed Rainbow Concert, which served as an all-too-public, one-night cold turkey of sorts proclaiming the legendary guitarist's resurgence from the dire depths of heroin addiction – goosed along by some well-intentioned celebrity friends.

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45 Years Ago: Cream Perform ‘Farewell Concert’

After just over two years as a band, Cream gave their final performance on Nov. 26, 1968. The concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall In England. Cream's decision to disband took fans by surprise, though simmering tensions within the band, primarily between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, came to a head, as Eric Clapton was losing interest in the band. They embarked on a 'farewell tour' of 19 cities in the U.S. before the two-night stand finale, Nov. 25 & 26, at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Eric Clapton’s ‘Unplugged’ Gets ‘Expanded and Remastered’ Treatment

Eric Clapton's landmark 1992 'Unplugged' album will soon be getting a new look. 'Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered,' a two-CD/DVD set that builds upon the original release, will be available on Oct. 15.

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Eric Clapton Cancels Tour Dates Due to Back Pain

The next time Eric Clapton adds Cream's 'World of Pain' to his set list, it should take on a little extra added meaning.

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Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival Highlights Include Keith Richards, Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band closed out the opening night of Eric Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival on Friday (April 12) with a titanic six-song set, highlighted by 'Whipping Post.' Not to be outdone, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones then dropped by for Saturday night's festival finale.

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Derek Watkins, Trumpet Player for the Beatles, Eric Clapton, James Bond + More, Dead at 68

If you've seen any of the 23 James Bond movies, you're familiar with British trumpet player Derek Watkins. The session player also sat in with Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Elton John and more during a nearly 50-year career. Watkins died on Friday (March 22) after a two year battle with cancer.

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45 Years Ago: Buffalo Springfield And Eric Clapton Busted In Topanga Canyon

On March 20, 1968, a genuine rock and roll all star bust went down. At the home of then girlfriend of Stephen Stills, nestled in the legendary Topanga Canyon of California, members of Buffalo Springfield were getting a little out of hand.

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Eric Clapton, ‘Old Sock’ – Album Review

There comes a point in most artists’ careers where they just don’t care about making records anymore. Or at least they don’t care about making records that their fans want to hear. They tour sporadically, playing the old songs to pay the bills. And they release new albums every five years or so because they feel it’s something they should do. Eric Clapton got to this point years ago, but on his 21st solo album, ‘Old Sock,’ he settles into not caring like it’s his full-time job these days.

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