He was real smooth and a lot of feeling. Eric had made the move to the Stratocaster. Steve Cropper Despite the minimalist style, Steve Cropper, guitarist for the soul band Booker T. & the M.G., was an influence for Hendrix. Others remember it differently. Exactly a week after he agreed to move to London, he was already on a stage — his official live debut wouldn’t be for another few days but Hendrix was ready to put the scene on alert. The specious Clapton quote wasn’t the first myth of its sort to follow a celebrity death in 2016. When you played with Clapton and Hendrix, what guitars were you using? “A lot of people we knew at that time couldn’t have complete reunions because one of them had gone or whatever. Jimi Hendrix & The Who. It was, however, a moment that changed music forever. Eric also told us that Cream’s rapturously received reunion in 2005 cemented his belief that they were possibly the best band he’s ever been a part of. He helped him become the talk of London, he helped him assimilate in a new country and he happily relinquished his platform so that Hendrix could play. Clapton took the guitar to a Sly and the Family Stone concert at the Lyceum that night, expecting to see Jimi and give him the guitar. There was a little bit of hesitancy but not a lot and we deliberately put ourselves into a long rehearsal; we rehearsed for a month, every day. But I had an interesting observation when considering this question. The moment when counter-culture saviour, Jimi Hendrix arrived on the grey shores of little old England in 1966. On September 18, 1970, Hendrix died of asphyxia while intoxicated with the barbiturate Vesparax. Pete Townshend recalled arguing with Hendrix about who would go on first, as neither wanted to follow the other. The 9 best guitarists of the world according to Jimi Hendrix Speaking about the reformation, Eric said: “It was difficult in the beginning because we hadn’t seen one another for so long. Moments later, Clapton's tour manager Peter Jackson said that the weather was getting worse and they had to leave soon. Clapton former member of Cream and The Yardbirds, quotes about Jimi Hendrix, Layla, and Tears in Heaven. I won’t listen to Robert Johnson in mixed company. I thought it was, not selfish on his part but just erm, a lonely feeling—to be left alone. Eric Clapton’s influence on Gilmour can be traced further back to his work with Cream but after this performance, Hendrix burst on to the swinging London scene with a burning passion and intensity. "Oh, ooh, you should hear the real 'Purple Haze,'" Hendrix said in a vintage interview. To coincide with the release of his candid, life-spanning documentary ‘Life In 12 Bars’, Eric has recorded a My Planet Rocks special - which airs at 7pm on Sunday (14th January) - where he talks about the film, his life and career, and plays songs that inspired him together with classics … Jimi Hendrix in 1967 Unbelievably, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix. Forget it, mate. In 1989, Clapton described the performance: “He played just about every style you could think of, and not in a flashy way. The two guitarists were well aware of the other’s power with the instrument and, before Hendrix’s tragic death, it was clear they had found kindred spirits—but their first meeting wasn’t quite so simple. Jimi Hendrix January 17th, 1967 : Jimi Hendrix talks The Beatles, meeting Bob Dylan and recording his debut album In 1966 Eric Clapton was the undisputed king of rock guitar in Britain. By. Eric Clapton + Keith Richards – Key To The Highway (Full HD) (LIVE) MUSIC LEGENDS. Jimi Hendrix paid his dues on the Chitlin’ Circuit by the time Linda Keith saw him play at a club in New York City. At one point Hendrix stood on a stool in front of Townshend to show off on the guitar, as if to say, “Don’t fuck with me, you little shit.” In … He warned me, 'You're going to get sick of all the switches. Every review I ever […] “The next day, I … The next day, whack! In the autumn of 1966 Jimi Hendrix first arrived in London.Eric Clapton was already well-established, and was currently fronting the band Cream.What happened the night Hendrix and Clapton met shook the very foundations of London’s blues-rock scene. Eric Clapton: The Rolling Stone Interview The guitarist on synthesizers, life after the Yardbirds and the curse of the hit parade. He is technically superior to his often compared to guitarists Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, and plays with just as much emotion as these giants. Jimi Hendrix & Eric Clapton. And I was left with that left-handed Stratocaster.”. Jeff Beck Discusses the Yardbirds, Telecasters, Clapton & Hendrix in 1968 GP Interview By John Sharkey 24 June 2020 "I am about ready to develop my new thing," Beck promises in this rare archival interview. And my life has seriously gotten better. Eric Clapton has spoken to Planet Rock about Jimi Hendrix’s fabled performance with Cream back in 1966. Jimi Hendrix & Keith Richards. And I think maybe that’s true.”. 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Jeff Beck Discusses the Yardbirds, Telecasters, Clapton & Hendrix in 1968 GP Interview By John Sharkey 24 June 2020 "I am about ready to develop my new thing," Beck promises in this rare archival interview. Jimmy is still around so we could just ask him. Power trio Voodoo Room pay tribute to the unforgettable music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream. The band is made up of Peter Orr, Jevon Beaumont & John Tonks. Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s unearthed interview was shared by Metal Hammer yesterday. This night started a special friendship between the two pillars of rock, who would share an incredible bond right up until Hendrix’s tragic death on September 18th, 1970. Directed by Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis. The man they call Macca, revealed in a new interview what shocking thing iconic Cream member Eric Clapton did to his McCartney’s now-deceased wife, Linda according to … Planet Rock is part of Planet Radio. I could see him but I couldn’t… we never got together. To coincide with the release of his candid, life-spanning documentary ‘Life In 12 Bars’, Eric has recorded a My Planet Rocks special - which airs at 7pm on Sunday (14th January) - where he talks about the film, his life and career, and plays songs that inspired him together with classics from his own musical arsenal. And it's an inside job. He ended up playing a song (Killing Floor), that even Clapton had expressed he had not been a fan of playing because of it’s difficulty. Chandler immediately began recruiting members for a band that would get the best out of Hendrix’s insane ability and the Jimi Hendrix Experience was born. Status: False. Clapton and Hendrix, however, regularly rank at the top of the list. Eric Clapton has spoken to Planet Rock about Jimi Hendrix’s fabled performance with Cream back in 1966. Jimi plugged in and blew the entire band away. Backstage after the show that evening, the musicians talked about playing together again, particularly with Eric Clapton for a series of dates at London's Royal Albert Hall in February and March 1991 as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. A few minutes after ending a rehearsal with his band before the festival, Clapton, 62, sat down for an interview with the Chicago Tribune. They played the Lennon Beatles composition " Yer Blues " for the Rolling Stones ' TV special titled The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus , which was not released until October 1996. Voodoo Room Interview. It’s been hard for music fans to come to terms with Hendrix’s death let alone someone like Clapton who played such a key part in the story of Jimi Hendrix. Surprisingly, Eddie Van Halen stated that Hendrix was too sloppy for him and his favorite was actually Eric Clapton. I have been playing since 1968. ... What do you think about Jimi Hendrix? I just found it, I think I bought it at Orange Music. During the interview, Adrian also revealed that Eddie Van Halen asked him his favorite guitar player, and seemingly, Vandenberg’s all-time favorite was Jimi Hendrix. Nobody knew who he was, but “in those days anybody could get up with anybody,” Clapton says in a recent interview, “if you were convincing enough that you could play.He got up and blew everyone’s mind.” As Hendrix biographer Charles Cross tells it, “no one had ever asked to jam” with Cream before. The Rolling Stone Interview: Eric Clapton ... And it was fantastic to find out that he did know about my work and liked it as well as Hendrix and the Kings. Clapton later recalled how Hendrix wasn’t shy upon their first meeting: “He asked if he could play a couple of numbers. Clapton was good friends with Jimi Hendrix and was supposed to meet him on the night of Hendrix’ death at a Sly and the Family Stone concert. Or I played a 12-string or I played bass. Jimi Hendrix & Mick Jagger. But only a few people are alive that would remember it”, Clapton recalled in an interview with Planet Rock. Just like Hendrix’s music, the friendship they shared cannot be tainted by time. CBN.com – While sitting in his offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia, I interviewed Scott Ross, who, despite jet-lag from a recent trip to India, shared some of his thoughts on, … Jimi Hendrix with Cream & Pink Floyd. The guitar remained with Clapton and, several hours later, Hendrix was found dead in his girlfriend's hotel room. I just thought ‘ahh, someone that plays the stuff I love in the flesh, on stage with me.’, “I was actually privileged to be (on stage with him)… it’s something that no one is ever going to beat; that incident, that night, it’s historic in my mind but only a few people are alive that would remember it.”. I said, ‘Of course’, but I had a funny feeling about him.”. And after that, I kept running into people who kept shoving him down my throat ‘Have you heard this one he did, this one’s never been on record before’. The legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan tragically died when a helicopter he was in crashed back in 1990. “The next day, I … Hendrix jams with Cream. One that’s been particularly prevalent is this anecdote about Eric Clapton: When asked how it felt to be the world’s best guitarist, Clapton was said to have replied “I don’t know. But it arguably hit Eric Clapton the hardest. I just thought ‘ahh, someone that plays the stuff I love in the flesh, on stage with me. Altham also talks about Hendrix “saying nothing to reporters, or contradictory things, on purpose. His was a long road to fame: from the little boy who, in 1958, used his beat-up guitar to imitate TV cartoon sound effects, to the 1964 guitar-slinger who hired out his talents to Little Richard, The Isley Brothers and others, to the outlandish psychedelic six-string shaman who flew into London in late 1966. 1 October 1966. ... usually with Jimi Hendrix talking up the talents of guitarist Rory Gallagher. The nation was not ready to experience the wild brand of spiralling, kaleidoscopic musical wonder which this young American was about to unleash on the British public. And my life has seriously gotten better. Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix were good friends and in interview with Rolling Stone in 1968 he revealed his opinion about the American guitarist. But I don’t ever wanna hear anything said about him again.”, For the rest of days Clapton has been left with the question about what would have happened to Jimi if he had managed to meet him like planned on the night of his death and whether things would have turned out differently. It all began in a dingy London polytechnic. "It has about 10 verses. Surprisingly, Eddie Van Halen stated that Hendrix was too sloppy for him and his favorite was actually Eric Clapton. Directed by Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis. When you played with Clapton and Hendrix, what guitars were you using? The man they call Macca, revealed in a new interview what shocking thing iconic Cream member Eric Clapton did to his McCartney’s now-deceased wife, Linda according to … Halfway through Cream’s set, Hendrix took the stage and performed a manic version of the Howlin’ Wol… Being a classical listener and guitarist, he implements classical… He got up and blew everyone’s mind. Jimi Hendrix & Brian Jones. They played Strats. Hendrix quote is on the book “Starting at Zero: His Own Story“, a compilation of interviews he gave during his career. Jimi Hendrix & Brian Jones. During the wide-ranging chat, Eric opened up about Jimi Hendrix’s jam with Cream at Regent Street Polytechnic in London on 1st October 1966 – just a week after manager Chas Chandler brought Jimi to the UK. I found this really great white three-pickup one that had a beautiful high-end. Cream Farewell Concert 1968 – Eric Clapton Interview. With Arthur Allen, Albert Allen, Stella Benabon, Eric Barrett. Eric Clapton; Eric Clapton ~ Interview + Back Home (Acoustic) [Live On TV] Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and John Mayer Blues Trick; Gibson at a Crossroads | Moving Forward by Looking Back | Clapton’s 1964 ES-335; Eric Clapton – A Clapton Christmas (TV Special) Eric Clapton – For Love On Christmas Day (Official Music Video) A few minutes after ending a rehearsal with his band before the festival, Clapton, 62, sat down for an interview with the Chicago Tribune. An influence on everyone from Brian May to Slash and Johnny Marr, Rory Gallagher was Ireland’s first rock god – the country’s Hendrix and Clapton in one. Jimi Hendrix with Cream & Pink Floyd. He was gone. Clapton took the guitar to a Sly and the Family Stone concert at the Lyceum that night, expecting to see Jimi and give him the guitar. In a late 1960s interview, Hendrix remembered an early draft of the song. This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. Or I played a 12-string or I played bass. Considered the best guitarist of all time Jimi Hendrix unfortunately died too soon at the age of 27. The interviewer then noted that Clark has toured with the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, the latter of which said he hasn't seen a guitar "flow" like Clark's since Jimi Hendrix. The tale of Jimi Hendrix is one that is soaked in sadness and the grief has stalked Clapton over the last 50 years. The whole world of rock ‘n’ roll was united in mourning following the death of their poster boy. The extremely talented musician once gave his opinion about Cream’s Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker during an interview talking about the first time he went to England. “It was funny, in those days anybody could get up with anybody if you were convincing enough that you could play. The interviewer then noted that Clark has toured with the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, the latter of which said he hasn't seen a guitar "flow" like Clark's since Jimi Hendrix. Clapton said, “After Jimi died, I was angry. They played Strats. I was incredibly angry. Jimi Hendrix When I saw Jimi we knew he was going to be trouble. During the interview, Adrian also revealed that Eddie Van Halen asked him his favorite guitar player, and seemingly, Vandenberg’s all-time favorite was Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix & Eric Clapton. Reflecting upon Jimi blitzing through a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Killing Floor’, Eric said: “We got up on stage and Chas Chandler says ‘I’ve got this friend who would love to jam with you.’, “It was funny, in those days anybody could get up with anybody if you were convincing enough that you could play. Allegedly, he mistakenly took 9 pills – 18 times the recommended dose of half a pill. The Dirty Mac was a name given by John Lennon to a one-time performance with Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell in December 1968. INTERVIEW Scott Ross: On His Time with Dylan, Hendrix, and Clapton By Scott Marshall The 700 Club. “To see these young kids playing the guitar coming up and saying ‘Have you heard this one’ or ‘I can do all this’. But Hendrix never showed up. Clapton: “I haven't had any of that stuff in my system for nearly 16 years. His first appearance on English shores saw him shake up the system and immediately win over the country’s current guitar royalty Eric Clapton, who watched on as he was dethroned. I said, ‘Of course’, but I had a funny feeling about him.”. Eric had made the move to the Stratocaster. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs revising in the light of new information uncovered over the years. Planet Rock is owned by Bauer Radio Limited. 2 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2015 list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time, behind Jimi Hendrix. It left everybody in a state of disbelief that he was gone, that there was now an enormous Hendrix shaped hole in people’s hearts that would never be filled. It’s hard to know how impactful Hendrix would have been without Clapton and equally as hard to gauge just how big an impact Jimi’s loss was on Eric. After 50 years of playing, I could probably play anything Clapton ever played, because his playing isn’t particularly challenging. Chandler brought Hendrix to the London Polytechnic at Regent Street where Cream was due to take to the stage but, more importantly, it was the night that Hendrix and guitarist Eric Clapton first met. The sides to that guy are phenomenal. That was until Hendrix turned up on the scene. I mean he did a few of his tricks, like playing with his teeth and behind his back, but it wasn’t in an upstaging sense at all, and that was it… He walked off, and my life was never the same again. "I was playing my Firebird. He was ranked No. Today I found out Eric Clapton was to meet up with Jimi Hendrix on the night Hendrix died. The friendship of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix was a short but intense one. Nobody knew who he was, but “in those days anybody could get up with anybody,” Clapton says in a recent interview, “if you were convincing enough that you could play.He got up and blew everyone’s mind.” As Hendrix biographer Charles Cross tells it, “no one had ever asked to jam” with Cream before. And that’s how I feel about Jimi,” Clapton added before painfully noting, “I knew him, I knew him and I played with him and I loved his music. Clapton later recalled how Hendrix wasn’t shy upon their first meeting: “He asked if he could play a couple of numbers. One year after the tragic death, Clapton talked in an interview … He was also with Stevie Ray Vaughan on the night he died. Originally, Eric Clapton would be in the helicopter, but he gave up traveling and Vaughan took his place on the aircraft. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and John Mayer Blues Trick. ... Eric Clapton ~ Interview + Back Home (Acoustic) [Live On TV] Related Videos. He warned me, 'You're going to get sick of all the switches. INTERVIEW Scott Ross: On His Time with Dylan, Hendrix, and Clapton By Scott Marshall The 700 Club CBN.com – While sitting in his offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia, I interviewed Scott Ross, who, despite jet-lag from a recent trip to India, shared some of his thoughts on, … Having left the Ike & Tina Turner Revue whilst on tour in the UK, Arnold went on to have a number of hits in the UK such as The First Cut is the Deepest and Angel of the Morning, as well as collaborating with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger and the Small Faces. Eric Clapton, one of the world’s pre-eminent blues/rock guitarists, once again summoned an all-star team of six-string heroes for his fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2019. Jimmy Page was really the closest thing to the British white guy version of Hendrix. Like all the great overnight sensations, Jimi Hendrix took years to get off the ground. "I was playing my Firebird. I’d never seen one before and I was gonna give it to him.”, Adding: “He was in a box over there and I was in a box over here. Jimi played his bum off, and owned the entire song. And we were able to do it and when we got on stage at the (Royal) Albert Hall people stood up and applauded for three minutes – a standing ovation before we played a note – and that was very, very moving and I think we all absorbed that and played out of our hearts.”, Eric added: “It was easy. We were all really devoted to this because it meant a lot that we were still able to do it. But Hendrix never showed up. Halfway through Cream’s set, Hendrix took the stage and performed a manic version of the Howlin’ Wolf song ‘Killing Floor’. Jimi Hendrix; When Eric Clapton gave his opinion about Jimi Hendrix rockandrollgarage.com - Rafael Polcaro. And by ‘we’ I mean me and Eric [Clapton], because Jimmy [Page] wasn’t in the frame at that point. His was a long road to fame: from the little boy who, in 1958, used his beat-up guitar to imitate TV cartoon sound effects, to the 1964 guitar-slinger who hired out his talents to Little Richard, The Isley Brothers and others, to the outlandish psychedelic six-string shaman who flew into London in late 1966. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs revising in the light of new information uncovered over the years. Jimi Hendrix & Keith Richards. “It’s the same with Robert Johnson. It’s been done,” concludes the grief-stricken guitarist. “The night that he died I was supposed to meet him at the Lyceum to see Sly Stone play, and I brought with me a left-handed Stratocaster. Surely Eric doesn’t really mind the suggestion though. “Ginger (Baker) would arrive first and practise his drum solo before we got there – he was so conscientious, it moved me to the core that he would feel that deeply about it. During the Track Records Launch Party, Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Beat Instrumental.Eric Clapton who is also in attendance sits down and joins Hendrix in the interview. Jimi Hendrix & Janis Joplin. Ritchie Blackmore is probably the most underrated guitarist who has never made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.