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Happy 65th Birthday…

March 30th, 2010

Eric Clapton is the original Yardbird guitarist, the first of three to pass through that legendary band and onward to bigger and better.

clapton-2Cream was the original power trio, the model for so many others, including bands like Led Zeppelin who took the musical trio and added a vocal. Clapton was the first guy who brought the Les Paul guitar out of obscurity, plugged it into a Marshall Amp and transformed the look and sound of rock music.

As an musician Clapton has a hand in such works as After Midnight, Sunshine of your Love, Badge, Crossroads, Lay Down Sally, For Your Love, My Fathers Eyes, White Room, I Shot the Sheriff and Wonderful Tonight to scratch the surface.

It is for none of the above that At Home in Hespeler celebrates “Slowhand” Eric Clapton’s 65th today. We Celebrate Eric Clapton because of Layla, one of the most magnificent, deeply felt songs in rock’n’roll. A true work of genius, and a pretty good career in and of itself. So happy birthday Eric Clapton, and no, all your love was not in vain.

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