It was a huge moment when, at the encouragement of Pete Townshend, Clapton stepped back on stage at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 13 January 1973.
Rod's years on Mercury Records provided him with some of his best material, and some of the best fun he ever had.
We present 20 of the finest examples of the man they call the Human Riff, including Rolling Stones hits, lesser-celebrated numbers and solo album tracks.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
Unsung musicians who are more than guns for hire, the best sidemen in rock don’t always get their due, but are crucial to shaping a band’s sound.
With ‘Sun City’, Little Steven pulled together a diverse group of musicians to release a protest song as Artists United Against Apartheid.
A wait of almost eight years from Rod's first break to his first UK chart-topper ended in October 1971.
It follows the earlier 'Bridges To Bremen' film from the same tour and has been entirely restored, remixed and remastered for release on 8 November.
His fourth solo album was a celebration of both Eric's refuelled creativity and some great musical relationships.
The announcement was made by actor Robert Downey Jr at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena before the band's show there on Thursday night (22).
One soul duo covered another in 1967, when James and Bobby remade the Sam & Dave song of two years earlier.
Recorded in the 70s, ‘It’s Only Rock’n’Roll (But I Like It)’ is as iconic a Rolling Stones song as any that the band cut in the 60s
The acclaimed 1978 release was soon making it six No. 1 US albums in a row for the Stones, when it replaced Gerry Rafferty’s ‘City To City’ at the top.
The band started the new decade with another American No. 1 album.
Reflecting on the show, Mick Jagger said: “We were so happy to be playing Cuba in 2016. It was a wonderful experience for all of us."