On this day in 1981.
Signing the Alaska purchase on this day in 1867. Seward is seated
On this day in 1986.
Eric Patrick Clapton is 72 years old today.
Clapton got the nickname Slowhand because he played the guitar with such
ferocity that his strings would break and as he replaced them onstage, the
audience would slowly clap their hands.
Eric Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the "100
Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson’s "Top 50 Guitarists
of All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of
"The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.