“Music will always find its way to us, with or without business, politics, religion, or any other bullshit attached. Music survives everything, and like God, it is always present. It needs no help, and suffers no hindrance.”— Eric Clapton, Clapton: The Autobiography (2007)
Happy belated birthday to Eric Clapton, born 70 years ago as of this past Monday in Ripley, Surrey, England. His Forever Man compilation is due at the end of this month, and his May 1 and 2 appearances at Madison Square Garden are sure to be memorable.