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PIGSHIT – God: The Early Years. Eric Clapton in the 1960s.

Here’s the thing:

A previously quiet and unassuming young lad, being raised by his grandmother in the equally sedate Southeast English county of Surrey suddenly hears, at the ultra-impressionable age of nine, that rippin’ roar of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee’s “Whooping And Hollering” broadcast – as a joke, it seems – one morning during his favorite BBC Radio children’s show.

As his peers enter their teens playing rugby (or the even more intriguing “kiss-chasing in the Fuzzies”), this particular young man remains locked instead within his bedroom alongside a Grundig tape recorder, struggling upon a second-hand guitar to replicate the exotic sounds of all the whooping, hollering American bluesmen he has since sought to learn more about …and who now possess his every waking hour.