2004 – Guitar legend Eric Clapton is made a CBE at Buckingham Palace on this day in rock history! Way to go Eric!
1999 – Sheryl Crow and friends stage a free concert for 25,000 lucky fans in New York’s Central Park. Crow’s guests include Sara McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, the Dixie Chicks and Keith Richards.
1998 – Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Center in Antigua opens. The addiction recovery center charges $9,000 for a 29-day recovery program. The next year, Clapton auctions off his collection of guitars to benefit the center.
1992 – Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV.
1991 – Rush, featuring the big screen debut of Gregg Allman as a villainous drug dealer, opens nationwide. Leonard Maltin calls the flick “unconvincing.” Eric Clapton contributes the soundtrack.
1990 – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble play Alpine Valley, Wis. For an encore, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Robert Cray join the band for a jam. Flying to Chicago the next morning, Vaughan is killed when his helicopter crashes. Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was […]
1988 Eric Clapton kicks off an American tour with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler.
1984 – Genesis drummer and solo artist Phil Collins marries Jill Tavelman. At the reception, Collins “jams” with Eric Clapton and Robert Plant.
1984 – Eric Clapton leaves Roger Waters’ Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking tour in Canada after two weeks.
1984 – Roger Waters kicks off his Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking tour with Eric Clapton in Stockholm.
1983 – Former Blind Faith members Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton are among the performers at the ARMS benefit concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The concert raises money for research into multiple sclerosis.