On This Day in 2010, Eric Clapton started selling a part of his equipment collection to raise money for his rehabilitation.
Probably after seeing some of the good bands of the classic rock heydays split due to ridiculous differences; the eighteen time Grammy winner and three times Rock and Roll Hall of Fame enshrined bluesman must have decided to keep to himself and continue shuffling about the music scene without anchoring his genius in one place. In this way, Clapton has been with the Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Derek and the Dominoes, Blind Faith and various other acts.
Still, Eric Clapton has been known to keep the ball rolling only because he has his own way of treating the blues and that way is unique. The fans had always been demanding a solo career of him and he gave them what they wanted only after too many glasses of booze, syringes of heroin and knolls of cocaine; can you imagine, even after finding a perfect relationship with his Stratocaster, our dear Clapton wanted to kill himself.
What pulled him out of that phase? He only disclosed in an interview recently; it seems that Clapton thought he would miss out on the alcohol if he died. Dear Clapton, thanks for taking another shot at life and keeping the blues alive. This day in music in 2010 Eric Clapton announces that he was going to sell off a part of his equipment collection to raise money for his Crossroads rehab Centre in Antigua.
So, what did he sell? He sold the guitar used by him at one of the Cream reunion shows in 2005 and many amps amongst which there were a pair of Marshall speaker cabinets. The irony of life: try selling your old equipment online and you get quarter the price.