2011 – Paul McCartney to debut 2012 with awesome cover tunes album on This Day in Rock Music History. Inspired by songs that influenced John and Paul in the early days of the Beatles, the album will also have two new originals. “When I kind of got into songwriting, I realized how well structured these […]
2011 – Eric Clapton puts several personal items up for auction on This Day in Rock! Rock fans from around the world will be able to buy a piece of music history today. Guitar legend Eric Clapton has put up several personal items for auction at Bonhams in New York City. Proceeds from the event […]
2008 – Eric Clapton is been invited to play a landmark concert in communist North Korea, according to an official at the country’s embassy in London. The confirmation follows a report in today’s Financial Times which claimed that North Korea had invited Clapton to perform in the capital Pyongyang in 2009. “It will be a […]
2004 – Eric Clapton bought a 50% share in Cordings to save the historic gentleman’s outfitters from closure. The store, based in London since 1839 had run into financial difficulties. The guitarist said he had been fond of the shop since a window display caught his eye when he was 16, and had become a […]
2004 – a Fender Stratocaster that Eric Clapton nicknamed “Blackie” sold at a Christie’s auction for $959,500 (£564,412) in New York, making it the most expensive guitar in the world. The proceeds of the sale went towards Clapton’s Crossroads addiction clinic, which he founded in 1998.
2001 – Eric Clapton releases “Reptile,” his first solo album since 1998’s “Pilgrim.”Credits of Reptile * Pino Palladino * Bass * Sam Gooden * Vocals (Background) * David May * Producer * Paul Walton * Digital Editing * Paul Waller * Drum Programming * Tim Carmon * Synthesizer, Organ (Hammond), Piano * Doyle Bramhall II […]
2000 – Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, and Stevie Wonder gather at a Los Angeles church to honor Curtis Mayfield. The politically conscious composer of “Move On Up” and “Superfly” died in December. Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer best known […]
1998 – Eric Clapton’s first album of regular studio material since 1989 makes an auspicious debut at No. 4 on the Chart Toppers 200. “Pilgrim” (Duck/Reprise) ties the opening position of 1992’s “Unplugged,” which went on to reach No. 1.
1998 – Eric Clapton’s “Pilgrim” is issued worldwide.
1997 – Ellen DeGeneres hosts this year’s Grammys. Eric Clapton wins Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Change the World.” The Beatles win Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Music Video Short, and Best Music Video Long for the “reunion” travesty “Free […]
1993 – Eric Clapton wins six Grammys, including Best Record for “Tears in Heaven,” at this year’s award ceremony.
1992 – Eric Clapton records an episode of MTV Unplugged. The subsequent record becomes one of the best-selling of his career.