Happy birthday to guitar man Eric Clapton, 68 today!
What is your favorite Clapton song? Are you a Cream fan, Derek & the Dominos, late to the party and love songs like “Tears in Heaven?”
I would have to say one of my all time favorite Clapton songs isn’t even a Clapton song. It’s the Beatles, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Yep, for those of you who did not know EC is the axe man on that incredible slide guitar solo.
The first song I ever knew by Clapton was, “Lay Down Sally,” so that is what I included here.
Never a huge Clapton fan but I’m going to go for Badge. Which, funnily enough, has another Beatles connection cause George Harrison plays on it! Great song.
Hey Mike, I have nominated you for an “Awesome Blog Content (ABC)” Award because of the awesomeness of your site. The link to the award post is here:
You are basically invited to come up with an A-Z list of your choice. I look forward to reading what you do with this but I understand that there is a bit of work involved -so I will not be offended in any way if you choose not to play along. I will keep the link to your site on my blog at any rate!
Definitely thanks! Do I have a time limit? 7 hrs of gigs today and tomorrow so it will have to be next week for sure! BTW I never knew Harrison played on Badge…there is a cool Michael Schenker cover too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoa45oH5rqQ
No time limit! Just whenever you can fit it in.
That Schenker cover is great, never heard that before. Who is Davey Pattison? He’s got a great voice. Very similar to Jack Bruce.
I think George just played rhythm on Badge, but I think he co-wrote it too!
Pattison is kind of a session guy did a lot with Robin Trower
Trower is someone I keep meaning to investigate. I heard some of his live stuff years ago and really liked it.