Check out these Eric Clapton album covers on the acoustic below. On this page you'll find many free pdf chord and lyric sheets along with tutorial demos and links to purchase full lessons in .mp4 format.
Bo Diddley wrote and recorded this song back in 1957. Clapton actually recorded this song on four different occasions for various album releases up thru the years. Eric Burdon from The Animals and CCR have also covered this song.
This song came about as a request from George Harrison's wife Patty Boyd who requested Clapton pick her up a pair on Bell Bottoms (wide flare pants at the bottom) from the USA on his next trip there. Apparently that fashion statement had not hit the UK yet. Boyd was married to Harrison for 11 years, divorced him and married Clapton and then they divorced after 10 years.
JJ Cale actually wrote this song in 1976 and Clapton recorded it for his 1977 Slowhand album. Clapton describes the song as actually a song that is anti-cocaine. He never performed the song very often at live shows.
This song was written by Clapton and appeared on the 1970 B-side of After Midnight and again on the B-side of the 1972 single "Let It Rain". Because of that the song did reach the charts in several countries with it's highest placing in Canada at #10.
This is an old 1957 tune first recorded by Bobby "Blues" Bland who had some success with his version. The original title is Farther Up The Road but Clapton changed it to the first line in the song to "Further On Up The Road". This song was one of many Eric Clapton album covers that appeared on several albums, the first one back in 1976.
Eric Clapton has said this his guitar playing was heavily influenced by blues musician Bill Broonzy, who died in 1958. Clapton recorded this song called "Hey Hey" for the 1992 Unplugged album in front of an MTV audience.
Another Eric Clapton album covers song, this time from Jamaican artist Bob Marley, who wrote this song and recorded a version in 1973. But it was Clapton's version a year later that got all of the attention. He had a #1 hit with his cover.
This song Eric co-wrote with two other writers and even had a crossover hit on the country charts peaking at #26. This single came from the 1977 "Slowhand" album and hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
The idea for this song goes back to the 7th century and then the 12th century when the story was put into a poetic form. A book was given to Clapton who was inspired by the story and the parallels in his own life with his infatuation of Patty Boyd who was George Harrison's wife at this time in 1970.
Derek and The Dominos drummer Jim Gordon co-wrote the song with Clapton. The song reached #1 in both 1971 and in 1992 with Clapton's Unplugged version.
Clapton wrote this song about his father whom he never met and about his young son who died at age four falling from an apartment window. The single was released from the Pilgram album of 1998 and won a Grammy Award the following year.
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This old tune was written by Jimmy Cox back in 1923 but the first recording wasn't until 1927 by Bobby Leecan. This was one of the early songs Clapton learned on the acoustic. A Derek And The Dominos version was recorded and Clapton's Unplugged version was also recorded.
Another one of Eric Clapton album covers dating back to 1929 and a song written and first recorded by Hoagy Carmichael. Several artists have recorded this on including Louis Armstrong and Eric Clapton, who did his cover in 2010.
This song was released in 1992 and was a #2 in the US and a #5 in the UK for Clapton. He and Will Jennings co-wrote the song for both the movie "Rush" and as part of the healing process Clapton was going through after the death of his four years old son.
Another classic here from Robert Johnson from 1936. There is a great rehearsal TY clip of Clapton with the late Billy Preston in studio trying to get a final take on this song. Worth watching for sure.
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