By the time Eric Clapton launched his solo career with the release of his self-titled debut album in mid-1970, he was long established as one of the world's major rock stars due to his group affiliations the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Blind Faith which had demonstrated his claim to being the best rock guitarist of his generation. That it took Clapton so long to go out on his own, however, was evidence of a degree of reticence unusual for one of his stature.
Highlights from Eric Clapton's sold-out 24 night run at London's Royal Albert Hall (1990-1991) are featured on this video, which includes guest appearances from Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Phil Collins. Songs include "Running on Faith," "Wonderful Tonight," "Sunshine of Your Love," "Hard Times," and "Bell Bottom Blues."
Great news! Two guitar gods are coming to arena near you - if you live near the Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, that is. That's where Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck will perform on 21 and 22 February. To say that Clapton and Beck are two of the preeminent guitarists in the rock era is, of course, an understatement - between them, they have almost 100 years of musical experience. Together in the blues-tinged Yardbirds and in their solo careers, they have revolutionzed the electric guitar in ways that border on the seismic. Since leaving The Yardbirds, the duo have performed together at album sessions, benefit shows and festivals in years past, but these concerts mark the first time the pair have ever shared the bill for major arena shows.