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What was Clapton’s 1st single?



1. Which singer had a No. 1 hit with “Moody River” in 1961?

2. What was the name of Eric Clapton’s first solo single?

3. Which group released “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” and when?

4. What was the name of Barry White’s band?

5. Lloyd Price had two big hits in 1959. Name the songs.

6. Name the singer who released “This Time I’m Gone For Good.”


1. Pat Boone. The song has since been covered by Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers and even John Fogerty.

2. “After Midnight,” in 1970. “Easy Now” was on the b-side. Clapton didn’t get a solo No. 1 until 1974 with “I Shot the Sheriff.”

3. Gerry and the Pacemakers, in 1964. The song has been covered by numerous others, including Ray Charles and Rickie Lee Jones.

4. The Love Unlimited Orchestra, started in the 1970s, was a full 40-piece orchestra, heavy on the string instruments.

5. “Personality” and “Stagger Lee.” Because “Stagger Lee” was about a murder, Dick Clark made Price change the lyrics when the song was performed on “American Bandstand.”

6. Bluesman Bobby “Blue” Bland, in 1973. It went to No. 5 on the R&B chart.

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