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On This Day – EC Takes Over

Tweet On this day in 1963 a promising young guitarist replaced Tony Topham in the Yardbirds. Of course that guitarist was Eric Clapton (Known as God to his graffiti writing friends). He was 17 when he left his first band The Roosters to join them. Reassuringly for us mere mortals, EC found learning the guitar […]

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The Worst Best Albums – 1 Rumours (Fleetwood Mac)

Tweet One in a short series covering well known and popular albums that I can not stand…….. What is wrong with Rumours ? The first thing is that it is not Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood was and always will be the band with Peter Green, not a band without the man with the golden guitar. Yes, […]

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On This Day – Pete’s Here, Where’s John?

Tweet On this day in 1967 Fleetwood Mac played their first gig, the 7th annual Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival at the Royal Windsor Racecourse, Berkshire, UK. The festival ran for 3 days and Mac shared the last day’s bill along with Cream, John Mayall, Chicken Shack, and Jeff beck among others. The festival was […]

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