I've loved guitar solos ever since I watched McGuinn of the Byrds pick his twelve string Rickenbacker, and Zal Yanofsky of the Lovin Spoonful play a screamin solo, then fall off the stage into the crowd and not miss a note
This weeks Freaky Fast Friday Favorite Five is going to be a strange one. I put a couple of really good guitar players in there that I have seen, and one that did something so different during the 80s that he needs to be in the conversation.
Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton are among the headliners for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The annual music fest will take place over two three-day weekends from April 25 through May 4.
Was it his fast guitar playing chops? Was it the fact that he took forever to change his broken guitar strings? Was it drug-related? How did Eric Clapton come to be known as Slowhand? The answer isn't definitive, as the facts and story surrounding the nickname have changed or evolved over the years.
Eric Clapton fans with a little extra cash lying around will have a chance to relive God's mid-'70s glory days this fall with a sprawling six-disc box set that collects rare, remastered and unreleased cuts.
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