Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Eric Clapton Health Issues, Can Barely Play Guitar
Todd Simpson
post Jul 22 2016, 08:20 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 14.876
Joined: 23-December 09
From: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Member No.: 8.794



Sadly I"ve been reading bout Eric Clapton barely being able to play guitar. Mind you, I'm not a massive clapton fan and all, but I have great respect for his contribution to music and his long and varied career. It seems at age 71, he has "Peripheral Neuropathy" (I suffer from the same condition actually due to having broken my back twice) and he is having shooting pain in his limbs that limits his ability to play. sad.gif

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/e...-damage-to-his/

If you are a big fan, and hear about him doing a show, go and see him if you can. His condition is degenerative (as is mine) and he won't be able to play forever so it may be your last chance to see him live. I'm a bit younger thankfully so my neuropathy has a ways to go before it prevents me from playing, thank goodness.

Todd


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
bleez
post Jul 23 2016, 09:57 PM
Post #2


Experienced Tone Seeker
*

Group: Members
Posts: 3.102
Joined: 4-November 11
From: Scotland
Member No.: 14.292



That sucks. I always liked the stuff he done with Cream but its not been until the last few years as Ive tried to improve my own playing that I started listening to his solo material and I got a whole new respect for his playing.


--------------------


You say 'minor pentatonic ' like it's a bad thing
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Todd Simpson
post Jul 24 2016, 12:07 AM
Post #3


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 14.876
Joined: 23-December 09
From: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Member No.: 8.794



It's entirely awful to be sure sad.gif He is a bit of a legend, and to see it taken from him by something like this is saddening. The good news is that his legacy of work will probably outlive all of us smile.gif

Todd


QUOTE (bleez @ Jul 23 2016, 04:57 PM) *
That sucks. I always liked the stuff he done with Cream but its not been until the last few years as Ive tried to improve my own playing that I started listening to his solo material and I got a whole new respect for his playing.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Caelumamittendum
post Jul 31 2016, 02:49 PM
Post #4


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4.596
Joined: 14-June 08
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Member No.: 5.298



Never been much of a fan, to be honest, but I appreciate his contribution to the guitar scene.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th August 2017 - 09:43 AM