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Rare 1967 European TV Interview with Eric Clapton in Cream

This black and white video of Cream-era Clapton being interviewed for a Dutch psychedelic pop show in 1967 is simply a must-see! Cheeky, young, shaggy haired Clapton is just brimming with confidence as he pours forth about the Beatles, Hendrix, and the emerging psychedelic underground.

 

Cream drummer Ginger Baker smokes nonchalantly in the background, while young master Clapton says things like, “I like the PinkRead More

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Exclusive Interview: Classical Guitar Legend Sharon Isbin

Sharon Isbin has been hailed as “the reigning diva of the classical guitar” and “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time.” She is also the winner of Guitar Player magazine‘s “Best Classical Guitarist” award, the Madrid Queen Sofia and Toronto Competitions, and was the first guitarist ever to win the Munich Competition.

 

Sharon Isbin

An NYC resident, Isbin is also the director of the guitar department at The Jullliard School, which she created in… Read More

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Keith Richards on The Blues in Britain


From the BBC show Blues Brittania: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites? comes this fascinating early 1960s footage here of the teenage Rolling Stones playing blues songs like Willie Dixon‘s “Little Red Rooster.” Archival footage is interspersed with recent interviews with Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Paul Jones and other British… Read More

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Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline Talks Shop


Cline is of course lead guitarist of the Grammy-Award winning Chicago alternative rock band Wilco. Critics have called Cline “one of the best guitarists of any genre” and his distinctive “Avant Romantic” style incorporates exciting jazz, rock, country and experimental elements.

 

Cline has performed on over 150 albums and in 2007 was selected by Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Rock/Jazz/Blues Great Larry Carlton

In this exclusive interview, renowned session guitarist Larry Carlton talks about how his early love of The Beatles and jazz guitarists like Wes Montgomery influenced the development of his style. He also explains why growing up listening to steel guitar players led to his signature use of volume pedals to mimic that sound, and talks about discovering B.B. King at age 16 in his grandmother’s record collection.

 

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