Eric Clapton is my all time favorite rock musician. I've been a fan since I was 12, have had the pleasure of seeing him perform 10 times in several different locales. Denver, New York city, Buffalo, Houston, and New Orleans. The New York show was on my birthday, a lifelong memory. The show in Denver was in a beautiful amphitheater, called Fiddler's Green. The opening act was Buckwheat Zydeco! One of the Houston concerts was a tour with Steve Winwood, another birthday celebration. Two years ago, "Slowhand" announced he would retire from touring at age 70.