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The Yardbirds,John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers,Cream,The Dirty Mac, Blind Faith,Derek & The Dominos... A long & varied career,blues has always been @ the heart of Clapton's music.Famously labelled 'God' by Islington graffiti artist in 67,Clapton cites Robert Johnson's influence as paramount,describing him as "the most important blues musician who ever lived".Eric's nods to Johnson have been many,reworking Cross Road Blues in Cream to recording a whole album of covers in 04, incl Love In Vain.

Eric Clapton in the during the Cream days. Inspiration for psychedelic rock and blues players for many decades, up to this day.

robert johnson with johnny shines

The third ever published photo of Delta blues singer Robert Johnson, left, and musician Johnny Shines. There are many others who dispute it. The photo was found by classical guitarist Steven Schein. Robert Johnson is buried on Money Rd.

The Isley Brothers are an American musical group consisting of Ron & Ernie Isley. The founding members of the band were Ronald Isley, & brothers Rudy, Kelly, & Vernon. Originally formed as a gospel quartet, following the death of brother Vernon, the remaining trio launched a career into doo-wop that included brothers Ernie & Marvin Isley & brother-in-law Chris Jasper. Their hits include Shout, Twist and Shout, This Old Heart of Mine & It's Your Thing, For the Love of You & many, many others!

The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze Originally performed by Seals & Croft 1972

John Lee Hooker.

John Lee Hooker: (August 1917 – June was a highly influential American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. Hooker rose to prominence performing his own unique style of country blues. He developed a 'talking blues' style that was his trademark.

Eric Clapton

pinkfled: “ Eric Clapton performing at the Rock and Roll Circus - 11 December 1968 ”

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton - Born on March 1945 in Surrey, England, Eric Clapton is ranked among the greatest rock and roll guitarists of all time, with songs such as "Layla," "Crossroads" and "Wonderful Tonight.