Happy Birthday: Eric Clapton

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Eric Clapton.jpgEric Clapton

Born: March 30, 1945 in Ripley, Surrey, England, UK

Married to: Melia McEnery (1 January 2002 – present) (3 children)
Pattie Boyd (27 March 1979 – 1988) (divorced)

My original interests and intentions in guitar playing were primarily created on quality of tone, for instance, the way the instrument could be made to echo or simulate the human voice. At the time when I was still thrashing around on the acoustic guitar trying to sound like Leadbelly or Jesse Fuller, there was someone who had already achieved this particular goal. That was Hank Marvin [Hank B. Marvin] of The Shadows. He had found, and settled on, a clean, pure sound which disallowed any kind of ham-fisted playing. Only the lightest touch was permitted. The result was a marvelous mixture of clear, sweet melody over a strong rock beat (and what a great drum sound). On top of all…

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