Music today was an extension of what Eric Clapton was doing before and after Cream so I started with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton (1966) with John McVie on bass and Hughie Flint on drums. I was wondering what happened to Hughie Flint when you think of Clapton and McVie’s massive success and John Mayall’s 60 odd years on the road, he’s 87 by the way. Well, Hughie formed McGuiness Flint with Tom McGuiness from Manfred Mann and they had a couple of hits. A stint in the nostalgic Blues Band with Paul Jones and some guest appearances here and there but his last job was a porter at a Cambridge college. Strange how the fates make one man rich and the other not so much, but then they do give them the opportunity to have their happiness equally. I also listened to Eric Clapton’s first solo album (1970), an odd fair of blues and other songs, one of which I particularly liked, Easy Now, and also Let It Rain which sounds more like a George Harrison song but was actually written by Clapton and Bonnie Bramlett.
Music Of The Daze
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