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claptonGuitar Legend Eric Clapton Demonstrates Some of his Signature Soloing Techniques

In the 1960s, Cream took the rock world by storm.  With it’s driving blend of rock, blues, jazz, and psychedelics, Cream burst onto the scene with classic hits such as “Crossroads,” “Spoonful,” and “Sunshine of Your Love.”  Featuring the blistering guitar work of Eric Clapton, Cream sold over 15 million albums world wide.

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Five Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #3 Dickey Betts

A master of the Gibson Les Paul, Forest Richard “Dickey” Betts is a founding member of one of rock’s greatest groups: The Allman Brothers Band.  Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, Betts is known for his thick, greasy tone, his thematic solos, and his total mastery of the major pentatonic scale.

cd4be-albertlee-originalFive Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #4 Albert Lee

Born in England in 1943, Lee began playing guitar at age seven.  As the sun of an amateur pianist, Lee was exposed to a variety of music as a chid.  But his earliest influences are Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis.

                            Five Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #5 Steve Cropper
62cca-stevecropperBorn in Dora, Missouri, Steve Cropper began playing the guitar at age 10.  By the time he turned 15, he received his first mail order mail order guitar and was already gigging with the local musicians. Inspired by his heroes: Lowman Pauling, Chuck Berry, Chet Akins, and Jimmy Reed, Cropper formed the Royal Spades with fellow guitarist Charlie Freeman.