Clapton rocketed to fame in the 1960s as the guitarist for the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and Cream. Clapton eased into a solo career in 1970, but he was so reticent to step to the front of the stage he adopted the pseudonym Derek & the Dominos for the album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. By the end of the '70s, he had finally embraced his role as the preeminent guitarist of his generation. That sensitive side shone on his biggest hit, 1992's MTV Unplugged, which also reconnected him with the blues roots upon which his entire career lay.
Clapton produced a string of albums,
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The Doors were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by UCLA film students Ray Manzarek, keyboards, and Jim Morrison, vocals; with drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. They soon became one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the 1960s. The group never added a bass player, and their sound was dominated by Manzarek's electric organ work and Morrison's deep, sonorous voice.
The group signed to Elektra Records in 1966 and released its first album, The Doors, featuring the hit "Light My Fire," in 1967. The debut album was a massive hit, and endures as one of the most exciting,
Regarded as one of the greatest singer-songwriters amongst her 80’s contemporaries, Tracy Chapman helped re-define and reinvigorate the genre with her honest, yet powerful self-biographical inspired lyrics, and further challenge the wider spread young demographic of America who were inspired by her liberal lyrics and sentiment.
Chapman first emerged on the scene with her debut album in 1988 following her signing with Elektra the previous year. The self-titled album included hits such as ‘Fast Car’ and ‘Baby I Can Hold You’ , with the album winning Chapman three Grammy awards including best pop Vocal
Exploding onto the Rock and Roll scene as a performer with Ike Turner’s Kings Of Rhythm, Tina Turner encompassed the persona of an energised rock enigma. A natural performer, Turner went on to hone her craft and release top charting singles such as ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘River Deep- Mountain High’ with the later winning the duo a Grammy for the best R&B performance by a group or duo.
As Tina Turner’s career evolved, she Broke off romantically and creatively from Ike and set out to establish her own career in the mid 70’s , taking on the symbolic film role of the Acid Queen in ‘Who’s Tommy’ which
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