Tag Archives: Eric Clapton

Rock Chronology #197: Bell Bottom Blues

“Bell Bottom Blues”, Derek and the Dominos, 1970. “Bell Bottom Blues” was the single released after “Layla” from the Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album. Here is another song where Eric Clapton sings about his unrequited love for George … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #159: Layla

“Layla”, Derek and the Dominos. 1970. So back in 1970 Eric Clapton and George Harrison were really good friends. Because they spent so much time together, Eric developed a crush on George’s wife, Pattie Boyd. She ended up being the … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #158: My Sweet Lord

“My Sweet Lord”, George Harrison, 1970. I’ve said before that 1969 was the peak for Rock music, but in the early 70’s music did not decline. Instead it plateaued. In other words this peak remains throughout the early 70’s. While … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #136: Can’t Find My Way Home

“Can’t Find My Way Home”, Blind Faith, 1969. Shortly after Cream broke up, Eric Clapton started jamming with his friend Steve Winwood. One day Ginger Baker showed up and he started jamming with them too. At this point it was … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #106: Badge

“Badge”, Cream, 1969. Cream released their final album in 1969, titled Goodbye. This was the only single released from the album. This song was co-written by George Harrison. Eric Clapton and George Harrison were good friends, and since Eric had … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #97: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, The Beatles, 1968. Here is an amazing song from The Beatles’ “White Album”. This one was written by George Harrison, and some might even say it’s his best work. What is really cool about this … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #83: Crossroads

“Crossroads”, Cream, 1968. This is an amazing guitar song. It’s also a cover of a blues song written by Robert Johnson back in 1936. But really the Cream version is the definitive version. While the single of this song peaked … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #72: White Room

“White Room”, Cream, 1968. This song comes from the double album Wheels of Fire. Yep, Cream released a double album the same year that both The Beatles and The Jimi Hendrix Experience released double albums. In fact this album was … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #55: Strange Brew

“Strange Brew”, Cream, 1967. Here is another song from Cream’s Disraeli Gears album. While the album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200, it was ranked the #1 album of 1968 on Cashbox’s year end chart. This song is a … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #44: Sunshine of Your Love

“Sunshine of Your Love”, Cream, 1967. Cream is one of the many bands that Eric Clapton has been a part of during his long career. However, as the name suggests, I believe this band has risen above those other Eric … Continue reading

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