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Eric Clapton 'Slowhand At 70'

REVIEW: Eric Clapton, 'Slowhand At 70: Live at the Royal Albert Hall,' Eagle Rock Entertainment >>

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.

Betty Fox

REVIEW: Betty Fox Gets Down, Dirty on 'Slow Burn' >>

A combination of Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker, Betty Fox's covers of Otis Redding and Willie Nelson have driven crowds crazy in Norway, Denmark and her native Florida. She cuts a dynamic figure on stage and that appeal crosses over to 'Slow Burn.'

Joe Cocker, the Wild Raspy Voiced Mentor of Rock 'n' Roll, Passes Away at 70

Joe Cocker, Wild, Raspy-Voiced Mentor of Rock 'n' Roll, Dies at 70 >>

A most resounding voice in all of rock 'n' roll, Joe Cocker, the mad man, has died. He was 70. The English rocker found a unique formula for covering some of the greatest rock songs in history. His covers of songs like The Beatles's "With a Little Help from My Friends" have made their way into the most-favorited songs and performances of all time. A rich musical legacy, Cocker was a victim of lung cancer. Perhaps it is his performance at Woodstock — which my father has been able to describe to me with the most intricate detail — that defined the crazed singer's style, but he has also been a major figure in pop culture.

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