Happy Birthday to Eric Clapton, who turns 77 today (March 30th)!!! Since his mid-'60s stint in the Yardbirds, through John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, and his solo career, Clapton — who was affectionately dubbed “Slowhand” by his fans — has come to personify the best in blues-rock guitar. Clapton holds the unique distinction for being the only artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times — for his time in the Yardbirds, Cream, and for the work on his own.
Last Christmas Eve, Eric Clapton released a standalone single, titled “Heart Of A Child.” The tune was co-written by fellow covid vaccine skeptic, filmmaker Robin Monotti, who was then suspended by Twitter.
Out now is Clapton's latest album, The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions. The 17-track collection was produced by Russ Titelman, and features scaled back, full-band renditions of country and blues standards along with such Clapton standards as “After Midnight,” “Layla,” “Bell Bottom Blues,” “Tears In Heaven,” “Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out,” and “Key To The Highway.”