1991 – Conor,Eric Clapton’s 4 year old son, falls to his death from a 53rd story New York City apartment window. Clapton later writes the song “Tears in Heaven.” NEW YORK, NY — The 4-year-old son of rock star Eric Clapton plunged 48 stories to his death yesterday when he fell from a picture window […]
1990 – Eric Clapton was fined £300 with £10 costs by Walton-on- Thames Magistrates court, after being booked for speeding at 105mph; Clapton was also banned from driving for three months.
1990 – Guitarist Eric Clapton finishes an 18-show stand at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The performances, which began Jan. 18, included three different bands, a 60-piece orchestra and blues jams with Robert Cray.
1981 – A car crash in Seattle hospitalizes Eric Clapton with bruised ribs and a lacerated shin.
1981 – Eric Clapton is seriously sidelined by an attack of bleeding ulcers today that leads him to cancel his 60-date tour of the U.S.
1975 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton joins the Rolling Stones onstage to jam on “Sympathy for the Devil.”
1970 – Eric Clapton played the first of two nights at The Fillmore East in New York City.
1969 – Blind Faith makes its live debut in the United States at Madison Square Garden in New York. Blind Faith was either one of the great successes of the late 1960’s, a culmination of the decade’s efforts by three legendary musicians–or it was a disaster of monumental proportions, and a symbol of everything that […]
1968 – Eric Clapton is arrested in Los Angeles along with Neil Young, Richie Furay, and Jim Messina. The four are charged with “being in a place where it is suspected marijuana is being used.” Clapton is later found innocent, while the Buffalo Springfield guys receive a small fine.
1966 – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (featuring guitarist Eric Clapton), appeared at The Marquee Club, London, England.