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Eric Clapton: E.C. Was Here

Wayne Robins, Creem, November 1975

I HAVE NEVER knelt at the altar of Eric Clapton's guitar prowess. That is, the endless arguments about who possesses the most virtuoso fingers in Anglo-America: Beck, Page, B. B. King, Slowhand, Fast Fingers Alvin Lee, Roy Buchanan, Albert King – have left me far more disinterested than debates about who was better in his prime: Mays or Mantle. (Willie, because of power, grace, speed, fielding.)

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