Eric Clapton Backstage with Guitars, Shepperton Studios, 1993
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Eric Clapton Backstage with Guitars, Shepperton Studios, 1993

By Terry O'Neill
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Eric Clapton sits backstage amidst the cases that transport all of the musical equipment on tour. He is posed here with his most beloved and iconic guitars, including the legendary "Blackie" Fender Strat at the Shepperton Studios in Surrey, 1993.

1993 was a massive year for Clapton, following the 1992 release of the Unplugged album with the now iconic live version of "Tears in Heaven", he was nominated for 9 Grammys, taking home 6 including: Record Of The Year for “Tears In Heaven”, Album Of The Year for Unplugged, Song Of The Year for “Tears In Heaven”, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for Unplugged, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Tears In Heaven”,  Best Rock Song for “Layla”.
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Eric Clapton Backstage with Guitars, Shepperton Studios, 1993
Eric Clapton Backstage with Guitars, Shepperton Studios, 1993