Guitar Heroes: 2. Clapton

July 18, 2012
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The second of my guitar heroes comes from the same concert as the one I picked for yesterday; the Nelson Mandela Birthday Concert at Wembley in 1988. In this rendition of his classic Wonderful Tonight, Dire Straits becomes a backing band for the Eric Clapton. Some say Clapton is the best guitarist in the world. As you will see, when you get to number 6, I have a different personal favorite – but Clapton has the ability to combine virtuosity with beauty, as in this song.

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