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ERIC CLAPTON Birthday Celebration GODFREY TOWNSEND & FRIENDS at Times Square

237 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 997-4144
Fax: (212) 997-4545
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Type: Music & Concerts

As Eric Clapton began building his legendary status as a great blues guitarist, the slogan "Clapton Is God" appeared on many walls throughout London in the late '60s. Searching for something clever to call the show, Godfrey Townsend and his band came up with this play on words ... Clapton Is GOD-frey.

After hearing Godfrey jamming on some Cream tunes in a club one night, Eric Clapton's guitar tech, Lee Dickson commented to John Entwistle of The Who: "This guy's got Clapton down better than Clapton!" Townsend's mastery is so complete that Jack Bruce (bassist, vocalist, and songwriter of Cream), has been recruiting Townsend and his band to back him up for the past eight years.