The controversy has led past racist comments made by Clapton in the 1970s to resurface.
The relative merits of Ed Sheeran's music is immaterial to his decision to join an anti-racist movement. But the irony of endorsing Eric Clapton, a musician bestowed the title 'God' by his fans, whilst not making reference to his racist expressions that gave rise to Rock Against Racism is bewildering.
Eric Clapton is celebrating his 70th birthday with a special concert film, capturing him in his element on stage at London's
BB King's passing last week had the world of rock in deep mourning. King was the last of the great bluesmen, the soul survivor of the gang who, along with Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Howlin' Wolf, epitomized the sound of the 1920s Mississippi Delta.
If ever there was a venue which epitomised our approach to music heritage in this country, it is the Ealing Club. Quite simply it's a huge missed opportunity on a number of levels. The council could be attracting visitors from all around the world to explore the music heritage of Ealing.
What song gives you the tingles? Sends you into a romantic daydream even when you're hoovering? Those clever folk at Spotify
Mick Fleetwood once said that the first time he saw me walking back from school in Notting Hill Gate he knew I was the girl he was going to marry. We were both sixteen and it was the summer of '64. The first time I saw him play at Brentwood Town Hall, I felt as though I'd been plugged into an electric socket.
In Oct 2004, Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil. He was given a 750 euro (£515) fine and his UK licence was confiscated. After paying his fine Clapton posed for photographs with French police and then left the scene in his Porsche -- with his secretary behind the wheel...
We're on the King's Road and Marcella has just wrapped up the final gig of a short UK tour to promote her new album The Vehicle (Right Recordings, 2013).
The strongest and perhaps the strangest of emotions, it can bring absolute elation and utter despair in equal measures. When we admit we have fallen in love, we are at our most vulnerable, opening our hearts and souls to one person; we take a risk.