eric clapton

June 3, 1983

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On this day in 1983, Derek and the Dominos’ drummer Jim Gordon, who was already undergoing psychiatric treatment and suffering from schizophrenia, had been [...]

May 26, 1996

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On this day in 1996, firefighters arrived at the burning home of Eric Clapton to find the guitarist running in and out of the house to save his guitar collection. The top [...]

June 25, 2004

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On this day in 2004, Eric Clapton raised close to $7.5 million for a drug addiction center he set up in the Caribbean. The items that were sold were the “Blackie” [...]

March 27, 1979

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On this day in 1979, Eric Clapton married Pattie Boyd. Clapton had been in love with Boyd since the late sixties, but Boyd was then married to Clapton’s best friend, [...]

November 4, 1977

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On this day in 1977, The Last Waltz, director Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed documentary of The Band’s star-studded last concert, premiered in New York City, [...]

May 7, 1967

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On this day in 1967, Jimi Hendrix was on his first European tour when he performed at Brian Epstein’s Saville Theatre in London. In the audience was Brian Jones, Ringo [...]

September 6, 1968

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On this day in 1968, Eric Clapton arrived at EMI Studios in London to join The Beatles, who were recording The White Album. George Harrison invited him to play lead guitar on [...]

March 29, 1979

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Today in 1979, Eric Clapton married Pattie Boyd. Boyd was previously married to George Harrison, but left him for Clapton. Clapton and Boyd would separate in 1986. Boyd [...]

March 23, 1972

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Today in 1972, the first global benefit concert was held in New York. The Concert for Bangladesh featured George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton and raised $243,418.51 [...]

September 13, 1969

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Today in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew to Toronto with the Plastic Ono Band to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show. The Plastic Ono Band featured members Eric [...]
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