Monday, January 30, 2012

Eric Clapton - Voice Your Choice

Eric Clapton had quite the impressive career even before he started his solo career in 1970. Prior to then he had been a member of The Yardbirds from 1963 to 65, followed by two years with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. He then formed Cream with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce. Never content to stay in one group for too long, in 1968 he formed Blind Faith and also played with John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band and also with Delaney & Bonnie And Friends. Oh yes and he also formed Derek And The Dominos in 1970.

Whew! That would be a staggering amount of success, by any standard. Not content to sit on his laurels, he then started what was to become an enormously successful solo career.

He charted 28 times between 1970 and 1998, including 3 Gold and 1 Platinum record sales.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents "Slowhand", Eric Clapton with After Midnight and I Shot The Sheriff. Which song would you like to hear? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page now, and we'll play the winning song on next week's show in the 3rd hour.