Tag Archives: Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton leads musical farewell at Jack Bruce’s funeral

Eric Clapton led a musical tribute to Jack Bruce at his former Cream bandmate’s funeral in North London earlier today, singing the Beatles‘ ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ with help from the friends and family who were in attendance. Bruce, who passed away on Oct. 25 as a result of liver disease, was also mourned by Cream drummer Ginger Baker, band lyricist ... Read More »

Stevie Ray Vaughan Dies in Helicopter Crash 24 Years Ago

On May 4, 1989, Stevie Ray Vaughan kicked off a tour that ended up comprising three legs, 147 shows and 18 months. It all came to a stop on Aug. 27, 1990, when a helicopter carrying the guitar player and three members of Eric Clapton‘s touring circle crashed after a show in Wisconsin, killing everybody on board. It was one of the biggest tours of Vaughan’s ... Read More »

Classic Rock Records Stand 1-2-3 on the Album Chart

Photos by Jerod Harris/Larry Busacca, Getty Images If rock and roll is dead, Tom Petty and Eric Clapton didn’t get the memo — and neither did the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ The two iconic artists have respectively claimed the No. 1 and 2 positions on the latest Billboard Album Charts, with the vintage rock-heavy ‘Guardians’ soundtrack hot on their heels ... Read More »