Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton was born on 30 March 1945 in his grandparents’ home at 1 The Green, Ripley, Surrey, England. He was the son of 16-year-old Patricia Molly Clapton (b. 7 January 1929, d. March 1999) and Edward Walter Fryer (b. 21 March 1920, d. 1985), a 24-year-old Canadian soldier stationed in England during World War II. Before Clapton was […]

The Animals

The Animals were an English rock and roll band of the 1960s that was part of the British Invasion. Known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature song “House of the Rising Sun”, the band underwent numerous personnel changes and emerged as an exponent of psychedelic rock before dissolving at the end […]

Mick Karn

Ask any bassist who their favourite bass players are and they will probably include Mick Karn. In fact, many of them will have taken up bass as a career solely due to his unique style of playing. Recently referred to in Japan as ‘ the God of bass guitar ‘, his influence within music is undisputed, changing the way bass […]

Maroon 5

Last month, Maroon 5 released a catchy new version of their hit, “Wake Up Call”. The original rendition appears on Maroon 5’s latest album, “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long”. The new version was remixed by Mark Ronson (Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen) and features vocals from six-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has […]