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Rare Harrison Footage To Be Released

21st September 2004

Rare concert footage, videos and interviews featuring late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON are to be released on a new DVD. THE DARK HORSE YEARS: 1979 - 1992 will hit record and video stores in November...

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Boyd: Clapton's Alcoholism Was Treated Like A Joke

3rd September 2004

ERIC CLAPTON's chronic alcoholism was treated as a joke by those around him, according to his then-wife PATTI BOYD. The LAYLA legend suffered from the disease during the late 1970s and terrified the former...

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Clapton's Ex-wife Regrets Spurning Lennon

1st September 2004

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON's second wife PATTIE BOYD still regrets not inviting late rocker JOHN LENNON to their wedding. The couple married on 27 March 1979 and devastated Lennon by spurning him, but inviting all...

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Beatles Top Rich List

20th August 2004

THE BEATLES have beaten U2, THE ROLLING STONES and PINK FLOYD in a poll of Britain's all-time richest rockers. The LET IT BE stars have topped Q magazine's survey with a combined...

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Clapton Receives Rockwalk Honour

10th August 2004

GRAMMY-winning musician ERIC CLAPTON has had his handprints and signature set in stone, after being inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk yesterday (09AUG04). Clapton, 59, received a commemorative plaque and had imprints of his hands and...

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Clapton Helps Keep London Clothes Store In Business

2nd August 2004

Legendary rocker ERIC CLAPTON has stepped in to save an historic gentleman's clothing establishment in London. The LAYLA singer, 59, is the co-owner and design director of CORDINGS - which kitted out SIR HENRY...

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American Promoters Slash Concert Ticket Prices

29th July 2004

Fans of groups including THE CURE, KORN and OZZY OSBOURNE are cashing in on a lacklustre summer (04) for touring acts in America following plans to slash ticket prices to as little as $10 (GBP5.50)....

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Clapton's Guitars Go On Tour Without Him

29th June 2004

ERIC CLAPTON's auctioned guitars are set to tour America without their former owner. The British guitar great's famous instruments, including his trademark BLACKIE which set an auction record when it sold for $959,500 (GBP533,055)...

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Clapton's Guitar Sells For $959,000

25th June 2004

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON's favourite guitar has been sold for a record-breaking $959,500 (GBP533,500) at auction in New York to raise money for charity. The FENDER STRATOCASTER, nicknamed "Blackie" by Clapton was among 88...

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Clapton To Host Guitar Fundraiser

1st June 2004

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has enlisted a host of top guitarists to help him raise funds for his addiction recovery centre in the Caribbean, including BB KING, CARLOS SANTANA and JAMES TAYLOR. The LAYLA...

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Clapton Wants To Be Reborn As A Sports Car After Fishing Death

31st May 2004

ERIC CLAPTON hopes to die while "fishing" and then be reincarnated as an ASTON MARTIN OM-45 sports car, according to a questionnaire he answered in the new edition of VANITY FAIR magazine. The...

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Clapton Auctions Guitar Collection

21st May 2004

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON is auctioning his spectacular guitar collection at a charity event in New York. The collection includes guitars donated by THE WHO'S PETE TOWNSHEND, LED ZEPPELIN'S JIMMY PAGE, and CARLOS SANTANA...

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Clapton Quits California

17th May 2004

British rocker ERIC CLAPTON is quitting southern California, after putting his Venice beach house up for sale. The LAYLA singer also has homes in England, France and the West Indies, but has decided to...

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Spector's Lawyers Release Coroner's Report

7th May 2004

Lawyers for PHIL SPECTOR released a coroner's report yesterday (06MAY04) which suggests murdered actress LANA CLARKSON may have fired the gun herself. A report by the music producer's attorneys claims Clarkson - who was...

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The Show Goes On For Blues Great King

22nd April 2004

LATEST: Blues great BB KING has scrapped plans to undergo double cataract surgery so he can fulfil his current touring commitments. The 78-year-old living legend initially decided to reschedule dates so he could...

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Wilson Album Has Duet With Late Brother

20th April 2004

Music legend BRIAN WILSON's first studio album in six years includes a special treat for fans - a duet with his late brother CARL. GETTIN' IN OVER MY HEAD sees the two BEACH BOYS...

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Wilson's New Album Set For Summer Release

16th April 2004

Music legend BRIAN WILSON's revamped career continues to reach new heights - he's poised to release his first studio album in six years. The former BEACH BOY, 61, will be releasing GETTIN' IN...

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Clapton Frustrated At Lack Of UK Talent

14th April 2004

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has slammed the current state of British music, labelling today's pop stars "cheap". The WONDERFUL TONIGHT star admits he pays more attention to the musical outpourings of America, because the...

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Clapton's Torment Over Harrison Death

13th April 2004

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON was stunned when his pal GEORGE HARRISON died of cancer in 2001, because he wasn't aware the former BEATLE was in such bad health. The LAYLA singer regrets their friendship suffered...

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Eric Clapton Won't Be Intimidated By Crazy Fans

13th April 2004

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON refuses to allow obsessed fans scare him into hiring bodyguards, because he'd rather confront a terrifying situation himself. The LAYLA star believes solving the problem is the key to dealing with...

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Clapton: I Preferred Booze To Drugs

12th April 2004

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON opted to cultivate an alcohol addiction over a heroin one in his wild days - because he was unable to socialize when high on the class A drug. The LAYLA...

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Clapton Spots Romance Between Lennon And Lulu

6th April 2004

ERIC CLAPTON is convinced BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON and pop superstar LULU had an affair in 1967. The LAYLA singer, 58, claims he remembers seeing Lennon and the SHOUT singer leave a London party,...

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Clapton Plays Guitar Again After House Ban

29th March 2004

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has only just been allowed to play his guitar again in his own house again - by his three-year-old daughter. The house ban was imposed on the LAYLA singer,...

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Clapton Explains Harrison Induction Absence

26th March 2004

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON passed on the chance to induct his pal GEORGE HARRISON into the ROCK + ROLL HALL OF FAME earlier this month (MAR04) - because he's sure people are sick of his...

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Charity Show Gives Clapton The Chance To Jam With Wyman

18th March 2004

ERIC CLAPTON's performance at a charity show in London on Monday night (15MAR04) was made extra special by the fact it was the first time the guitarist had jammed alongside pal BILL WYMAN. The...

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Clapton's Glad To Be Alive

16th March 2004

Former wildman ERIC CLAPTON has learned to have more respect for life after realising he could have easily died through excessive drug use like fellow musicians JIMI HENDRIX and BRIAN JONES. The British guitarist,...

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Clapton Turns Fashion Designer

12th March 2004

Rock legend ERIC CLAPTON has turned his slowhand to fashion designing - and it's all in the name of charity. The LAYLA singer has launched his own t-shirt design in aid of the drug...

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Humble Bob Dylan Turned Clapton Off Drugs

12th March 2004

BOB DYLAN helped fellow rocker ERIC CLAPTON realise how pointless his drug-taking lifestyle was when the British guitarist saw his hero relaxing at the legendary WOODSTOCK festival in 1969. Clapton was a self-confessed "drug-crazed...

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Clapton Confused By Fame

3rd March 2004

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON finds fame confusing at the best of times - because he expects people to recognise him, although some have no idea who he is. The SLOWHAND rocker, 58, is used...

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Clapton Stops Singing About Late Son

2nd March 2004

Rocker ERIC CLAPTON has decided to give up performing two songs he wrote about his late son CONOR at concerts - possibly for good. When the guitar legend appeared in a series of concerts...

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