GUITAR LESSON FROM A YOUNG ERIC CLAPTON

 

Here is Eric Clapton being interviewed backstage in 1968 while on the road with Cream. Slow Hand explains his approach to playing the guitar and how he uses volume, tone and wah wah. He is using his psychedelic-painted Gibson SG painted by Dutch artists Simon Posthuma and Marijke Koger, later known as "The Fool".

He is the first three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Eric first became known for his work in The Yardbirds. He left that band because he was a bluesman and thought they'd gone too "pop." His Cream years were highlighted by "White Room," "Crossroads," Spoonful" and "Sunshine of Your Love." He went on to form the supergroup Blind Faith, then Derek and the Dominos ("Layla) and a solo career that is still going today.

For the first time in six years his Crossroads Guitar Festival returns. The fifth installment will be in Dallas in September. FIND OUT MORE DETAILS HERE.

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