Clapton - Updated Edition

Clapton - Updated Edition by Chris Welch

The Ultimate Illustrated History

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Format: Trade Paperback , 264 Pages
ISBN: 9780760350195
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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World-renowned singer/songwriter and epic guitar player Eric Clapton has won 18 Grammy Awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. This is his incredible story.

Eric Clapton is one of the greatest guitarists--ever. His five-decade-long career includes time with the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, the Plastic Ono Band, Delaney & Bonnie, Derek and the Dominos, and his own solo work, as well as participation in Crossroads festivals and appearances at the Concert for Bangladesh, the Last Waltz, Live Aid, and the Secret Policeman's Other Ball.

Along the way, he has won seven Grammy Awards and has had eighteen gold, eight platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums--including a ten-times platinum LP. And he's the only musician to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times--as a solo performer and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream.

From respected author and rock journalist Chris Welch, Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History is a beautifully illustrated celebration of all things Clapton. Packed with more than 400 photographs, guitars, concert posters, and other memorabilia, this first-of-its-kind book follows Clapton's remarkable career--from his earliest days with several now-legendary bands to his stunning solo career. Also included is a wealth of sidebars covering the gear Clapton has used through the years, as well as extensive appendices detailing his complete discography.

Chris Welch, London-born journalist and author, was a reporter for Melody Maker in the 1960s covering the rise of just about every major band, including Pink Floyd, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Traffic, the Rolling Stones, and many more. In the 60s and 70s, he frequently went on the road with such high-profile bands as Led Zeppelin, the Who, and David Bowie. Over the past few decades, Welch has continued to work for a variety of music magazines and has written more than twenty books.
Format: Trade Paperback , 264 Pages
ISBN: 9780760350195
Illustrations: 400 color & b/w photos
Size: 9.25 in x 10.875 in / 235 mm x 276 mm
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