Tag Archives: Eric Clapton

The Yardbirds: The Clapton Years Part 3

The Yardbirds’ career was now barreling along, but guitarist Eric Clapton wasn’t happy with the non-stop manic enthusiasm of the band’s stage act. "Slowhand" itched to return to the basics of blues.

Backstage Pass: Jack Bruce ? Free from Cream

Jack Bruce finally broke free from Cream following their Farewell tour in September 1968. The mutli-purpose player had tried to bring in different elements — classical, jazz and more adventurous harmonic excursions — but Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton wanted nothing to do with it.