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Eric Clapton's Blackie


Blackie is the nickname given by Eric Clapton to his favourite Fender Stratocaster.

In 1970, Clapton switched from Gibson guitars to Fender Stratocasters, largely due to the influences of Jimi Hendrix and Blind Faith bandmate Steve Winwood. 252 more words



The Lea Bridge roundabout in Clapton may not seem like an obvious place to open a restaurant, but relative newcomer Rootdown has done just that. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on fresh seasonal ingredients, the changing menu is a real delight.  32 more words



Upper Clapton Road is a funny old area. On Lower Clapton Road you’ll find numerous pubs and restaurants of note, but once you cross the Lea Bridge roundabout it’s a different story. 282 more words


The Crooked Billet

Since one half of Hungry Hackney have headed North to Clapton we’ve taken it as an opportunity to explore some of the pubs in the area. 115 more words


Clapton's Goro's

It’s little secret that Eric Clapton was friends with legendary Japanese jewelry and leather maker, Goro Takahashi. What is less known is which of Goro’s pieces Clapton owns. 88 more words


East London Vintage Fair

For those of you in love with vintage and looking for that special piece to add to your wardrobe, I recommend the East London Vintage Fair… 292 more words


LIVE AID @ 30 - Top 10

30 years ago today I was glued to the TV and Radio. Since I couldn’t be in either Philadelphia or London, watching Live Aid as it happened on television was as close as I could get. 928 more words