It would take blind faith to believe a group can start with a jam session in January, announce its formation to the press in February, recruit members in May, perform in front of 100,000 in June, release a #1 LP in July, and disband in August.
Yup, these were crazy days, days that saw the new Eric Clapton project, Blind Faith, become one of the most famous shooting stars of the history of rock.
From 1966 to 1968, power trio Cream have been incredibly prolific and innovative with releases like Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, Wheels of Fire and Goodbye.
By the end of their run, their hype was massive, with their entire catalog charting high on both the US and the UK. As part of our Eric Clapton‘s career review, we study their sales figures in-depth from their debut to date.
The Yardbirds are far from being the most famous English rock band from mid-60s, yet they are definitely unique.
In the last Rolling Stone‘s 100 Greatest Guitaristsof All Time, household names Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck ranked at 2, 3 and 5, respectively. In a span of 18 months, in 1965/1966, all 3 of them were part of the band’s line-up, although only the last two coincided.
When singer Keith Relf and drummer Jim McCarty left in 1968, Jimmy Page carried on initially as the New Yardbirds, before quickly changing his new groups name to, Led Zeppelin. The rest is history.
Today, we kick our Eric Clapton career review with the Yardbirds‘ CSPC, a band that launched big names but still had its own share of hits.
Hype or consistency. Albums in particular and artists in general hope to get one of those two types of success.
The global impact of the 2012 album Born To Die upon release was immense for an unknown artist. How does Lana Del Rey, now up to 7 studio albums, perform a decade after her single Video Games went viral on YouTube?
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