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There ain’t enough goin’ on down here (to the … to the … to the … to the Mainline)

On August 31, 1974, Eric Clapton’s 461 Ocean Blvd. was #1 on the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for the third week in a row. The album, Clapton’s second solo release, received lukewarm reviews from critics and includes his … Continue reading

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The first triple album from a solo artist: George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass (1970)

In the UK, on Nov. 27, 1970, Apple Records released George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, a three-record set of music (two discs were songs, the third record was simply titled Apple Jam, four jam sessions that included Eric Clapton, … Continue reading

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Dual (duel?) guitarists: The Yardbirds with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page

When Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds in the spring of 1965, the band asked Jimmy Page to take his place. At the time, Page was enjoying his work as a studio session musician, so he recommended a friend, Jeff Beck, … Continue reading

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” … attracts me like no other lover …” (something from George Harrison in 1969)

In 1969, five days after the release of their album “Abbey Road” in the US, The Beatles released George Harrison’s “Something” as a single in the US on Oct. 6 (it would be released in the UK at the end … Continue reading

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The Yardbirds and the Clapton years

On Oct. 4, 1963, the original guitarist for The Yardbirds, Anthony “Top” Topham, was replaced by Eric Clapton. Clapton would remain with the group through May of 1965, and leave when the band decided to turn away from R&B in … Continue reading

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