Eric Clapton

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‘British blues will survive the apocalypse!’: how the underground scene kept its groove
Seventy years ago, the blues arrived on these shores and transformed the musical landscape. Today, it lives in the shadow of the genres it inspired – but the scene is still thriving

Garth Cartwright

10, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Eric Clapton releases song seen as criticising official response to Covid
This Has Gotta Stop lines include ‘I can’t take this BS any longer’ and follows negative comments about restrictions

Kevin Rawlinson

29, Aug, 2021 @4:18 PM

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Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination
Clapton says he won’t perform for a ‘discriminated audience’ after vaccination passports made mandatory for clubs and venues this autumn

Laura Snapes

22, Jul, 2021 @10:05 AM

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Rockin' in the free world? Inside the rightwing takeover of protest music
It’s easy to laugh at hardcore patriots misunderstanding Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, but such appropriation is increasingly widespread – and dangerously twisting the truth

Luke Ottenhof

13, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Queen and David Bowie recorded Cream covers in Under Pressure sessions
A new interview with Roger Taylor and Brian May reveals the existence of recordings born from a boozy Swiss jam session

Laura Snapes

11, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Christopher Eccleshall obituary
Other lives: Guitar-maker to the stars in the 1970s, including David Bowie and Rory Gallagher

Morwenna Del Mar

09, Oct, 2020 @10:13 AM

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We miss you, Jimi Hendrix. You were greater than 'God'
Fifty years after the guitarist’s death, his discordant, soulful music remains extraordinary

Kenan Malik

20, Sep, 2020 @5:45 AM

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Rise of illicit activity in our back gardens | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Tories | Johnson’s Scotland visit | Lawbreaking saxophonists | God | Plebs


24, Jul, 2020 @3:09 PM

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A higher power than Bach and Brahms | Brief letters
Brief letters: Jeff Bezos | 1970s food | Musicians and God | Newspaper paywalls


23, Jul, 2020 @4:44 PM

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Ginger Baker, wild and brilliant Cream drummer, dies aged 80
Drummer who straddled jazz, blues and rock ‘passed away peacefully’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Oct, 2019 @7:09 PM

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Ginger Baker obituary
Trailblazing drummer who performed alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce in the 1960s rock supergroup Cream

Adam Sweeting

06, Oct, 2019 @1:55 PM

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Eric Clapton: Happy Xmas review – the ghost of Christmas songs past
This effects-heavy standards album is baffling: it never heats up, festively speaking

Laura Snapes

14, Dec, 2018 @2:00 PM

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