Eric Clapton Essays

  • Biography of Eric Clapton

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    Biography of Eric Clapton Eric Clapton was born on March 30, 1945 in Ripley, Surrey, England. He was born the illegitimate child of Patricia Molly Clapton, who could not afford to raise him at the time. He spent his life being raised by his grandparents, Rose and Jack Clapp, who, until he was nine, shielded him from the fact that he was illegitimate. They pretended they were his parents, while his real mother claimed to be his sister. Even after Clapton knew that he was, in fact, a bastard

  • Concert critique

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    I chose to do my concert critique on Eric Clapton-MTV unplugged full concert-HQ January 16, 1992 at Bray Film Studios in Windsor, England. Eric Clapton is my favorite rock n roll singer which has a mixture of genres. The concert was inside and on stage. The audience was seated up close to the stage which made the atmosphere comfortable; Eric and the band showed much warmth and connected with the crowd it wasn’t like the band was untouchable. The band consist of 8 members, Nathan East bassist/vocals

  • Eric Clapton Essay Importance

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    Eric Clapton is a blues and rock guitarist, songwriter and a singer. His interest in musical instruments started when he was given a guitar as a present for his fifteenth birthday. Even though he faced challenges at the beginning, Eric has risen to be one of the most influential and important guitarists of all time (Johns, pp.20). At the age of 16, his work had been noticed as he played on various occasions alongside his colleague David Brock. When he turned 17, he joined the R&B group, a local band

  • Blues Musician Robert Johnson

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    The life and death of the blues musician, Robert Johnson, was shrouded in mystery and legacy. The "King of Delta Blues" not only left behind remnants of his heart and soul in his music but a legendary tale of his encounter with the Devil at a crossroads in Southern Mississippi. The circulation of this intricate rumor not only brought about the blossoming of the career of one of Blue's most memorable legends but aided Johnson in laying the foundation for today's music and culture. Music was always

  • Robert Johnson Essay

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    set that sold over one million copies. Robert Johnson's music can be heard all over the world and in many songs from this era. Famous musicians like Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, and The Blues Brothers redid many of his songs. Eric Clapton has said that Robert Johnson is "the most important blues musician who ever lived." Eric Clapton remade one of Robert Johnson's most famous songs "Crossroads" and The Blues Brothers remade another "Sweet Home

  • The 5 Greatest Guitarists of History

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    most influence overall on the guitar in: playing style, sound, and music genre. Although there have been many, five guitarists seem to stand above the rest, if only by a little. These five guitarists are: Charlie Christian, Les Paul, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Eddie Van Halen. These five guitarists have been the most influential in the guitar’s playing style and evolution than any other guitarists of history. The first guitar p... ... middle of paper ... ...e. Super Star of Rock: Their Lives

  • Essay On Yardbirds

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    such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, and Jeff Beck Group are all derived from three of the most dominant guitarists: Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck. Many styles of music never would have been produced if it weren’t for the Yardbirds, these including: “garage- rock, hard- rock,... ... middle of paper ... ...vocabulary of blues guitar” ("Eric Clapton Biography | Eric Clapton."). All the musicians that were involved in the Yardbirds created an everlasting effect on listeners. They changed the history

  • Led Zeppelin Biography

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    ” Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven” an iconic man once said in 1971. If you know this song then sure enough you know the masterminds behind it, Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin is an iconic rock band from Great Britain, they took the world by storm when they combined hard rock with the delicacy of British folk music. The members of this iconic rock band are Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones. In this research paper we will take a look at each of these musical members

  • Disorganized Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

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    Schizophrenia can be described by a wide-ranging spectrum of emotional and cognitive dysfunctions. These can include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech and behavior, as well as inappropriate emotions. Consequently, this disease can affect people from all walks of life. Since schizophrenia is such a complex disorder it can ultimately affect a person’s entire existence and their struggle to function daily. With a chronic disease like this, most people have a difficult time functioning in

  • Faith and Other Flat Tires by Andrea Palpant Dilley

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    she loses sight of her devotion to God. Before Dilley’s high school graduation, her father brings her to a Hi-Fi shop to purchase a laptop for college. As she is roaming the store, she confronts a television broadcasting an Eric Clapton concert. It was not the song nor Clapton himself that mesmerized Dilley, but how the audience reacted and ...

  • Character Analysis: Laila

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    The poem “Laila” from Terrain Tracks by Pervi Shah has the theme of disillusion through travel. It is an interpretation of “Layla” by Eric Clapton, who states, “What'll you do when you get lonely And nobody's waiting by your side? You've been running and hiding much too long.” The poem is written dramatically through the eyes of the main character of Laila. She is characterized as Arabic descent, as shown through her Arabic descendent name and her hair being recognized by others as a significant

  • The History of Songs in Rock and Roll

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    At the start of this class, I did not think that I would learn as much as I did. Just last night my wife and I were watching “The Voice” and someone was singing “I’ll Be There.” I told her that was a song by The Jackson 5. She disagreed with me and told me that Mariah Carey had sung that song. I looked it up and we were both right. I went onto tell her that I was more right because The Jackson 5 sang it first. It got me thinking about this class and how I catch myself thinking about the history

  • Great Guitarist

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    have made it happen. The guitar has become one of the most popular of all instruments. In fact, almost every band heard on the radio has a lead guitar accompanying the vocals. Thanks to the greats like B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Andres Segovia, and Eric Clapton the guitar has been made the lead instrument in much of music. With contributions from each one of these legendary players, the guitar is used in a variety of styles; heavy metal to classical. Now a days, guitars are seen and heard everywhere.

  • Inspirational Guitar Hero

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    Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of the most influential electrical guitarists in music history. In his life time Vaughan was admired by already established and well regarded musicians, for his soulful energy and powerful style of guitar play. Eric Clapton stated in a 1996 interview that he was so taken back by Stevie Ray Vaughan talent that while he was driving his car he had to pull over and listen to him play. Further, stating that he was determined to meet him that very day and did. Unfortunately

  • The Real King

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    Riley B. "B.B." King (guitarist/singer, born September 16, 1925, Itta Bena, MS) The most touching bluesman of our time, and the most influential electric guitarist ever, the "King of the Blues" sums up his message with some simple advice. "I would say to all people, but maybe to young people especially--black and white or whatever color--follow your own feelings and trust them, find out what you want to do and do it, and then practice it every day of your life and keep becoming what you are, despite

  • Riley King

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    Riley King A.K.A. : B. B. King 	Life span: 1925-???? 	Style Synopsis: Style is the word that describes the way that B.B. He uses signature tremolo and "T-Bone Walker" influenced jazzy sounding blues riffs. Also, in words of B.B., "I don't do no chords". He can also tell when muted notes are more necessary than full notes. Biography 	For as long as anyone can remember, B.B. King has reigned as the "King Of Blues." With his Gibson guitar named Lucille, along with his unique

  • Research Paper On John Lennon

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    John Lennon was a strong believer in fate. In one of his songs, titled All You Need is Love, John says, “There’s no where you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” This brings up the question of whether or not he was meant to be on that sidewalk, at that moment, on December 8, 1980, with five bullets in his back. If someone had told him not to come home that night, or go in the back door, would he have listened? The truth is, there is no advice I would give John, because it wouldn’t have made

  • Phenomenon

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    John Travolta. Those two words used to send millions of women (and men) all around the world into a dancing frenzy back in the seventies. He could claim credit for the modern equivalent of the estrogen brigades (for the net crazy "X-philes") of Fox Mudler and Assistant Director Skinner. But nowadays, equipped with a paunch and that same disarming smile, he is proving himself to be more than a passing fever. Together with the great cast of this latest offering from the Disney studios, Travolta lifts

  • Reflection on Arts in Performance

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    The experience I will take away from Arts In Performance, is built on the wealth of new things I tried because of the course. Before the class I had never really listened to the Blues, or even heard of Buddy guy. Now I can say I am a fan. I have seen more performance this year in the last nineteen years of my life combined. There were great and not so great moments, but I don’t regret going to any of the shows. I was surprised by the things I liked, I never expected to like the Blues. The Blues

  • The Devil in Popular Music through the Life and Works of Robert Johnson

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    The devil has been seen through many forms in popular music throughout history from the voodoo drums of the African slaves to modern artists marketing ploys. The term popular music is particularly ambiguous, so to define, in this piece it shall refer to dominant pieces or performers within the last 100 years. Many composers and artists have been branded by religious organisations as being in league with the devil, from the banning of songs, performers and even chords and movements by the church