13 Mar 2013
On this day in 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds to pursue a purer blues sound. Around two weeks later he would join John Mayall's Blues Breakers, where he gained his reputation as a guitar god.
'I was going through my purist number then. For me, in those days, blues was the only kind of music and I didn't like anything else.' - Eric Clapton, SIX-STRING STORIES
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Left: Eric Clapton playing a Telecaster with The Yardbirds at The Dome in Brighton, on June 11th 1964.
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