Eric Clapton by Daniel Dilworth Jul04


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Eric Clapton by Daniel Dilworth

Eric Clapton is a famous guitarist, with the nickname of Slowhand. Many other musicians have nicknames, such as Frank Sinatra, who was known as Ol Blue Eyes. Sinatra was at the height of his career in the 50s, at the same time as Bobby Darin. Darin was played by Kevin Spacey in the 2004 biopic, Beyond the Sea. Kevin Spacey also appeared in The Men Who Stare at Goats, a comedy film which also featured Ewan McGregor. McGregor, around the time, also appeared in the film adaption of Robert Harris’ The Ghost. The Ghost was directed by controversial film-maker Roman Polanski. Polanski is controversial, though not quite in the saem way, as Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino directed the film Reservoir Dogs, which featured on its soundtrack Stuck in the Middle with You, by Stealers Wheel. Although considered a one-hit wonder, their lead singer, Gerry Rafferty, had a successful solo career. The same case with the band Derek & the Dominoes, who are remembered for a single hit – Layla – but whose lead singer went on to bigger things, and his name was Eric Clapton.