So "God" is 70. Damn, where have the years gone? Eric Clapton first played the Royal Albert Hall in London a half-century ago with The Yardbirds. For his 200th appearance at this most prestigious venue, 'Slowhand At 70: Live at the Royal Albert Hall' contains plenty of good blues as well as classics from Derek & The Dominos, Blind Faith, Cream and his solo career.
The Blues Foundation has announced its latest inductees into its Hall of Fame: Tommy Brown, Eric Clapton and Little Richard. With more than 130 performers inducted since 1980, they join an echelon of music's most legendary artists.
Perhaps one of the most important electric guitars in history, Les Paul's authentic Black Beauty 6-string sole for a surprising $335,500 at an auction in New York. The buyer was none other than the owner and chief executive of the Indianapolis Colts.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival just released its 2014 lineup--you *know* you want it!