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.
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.'
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.