Clapton has received respect from both rockers and blues players. He's broken racial stereotypes and is equally loved by both genders. He's overcome personal pain, beyond what most people could bear, and turned all that emotional roughage into hit songs.
Punkers Anti-Flag teamed with Staages Music and Art For Amnesty to release their take on "Toast To Freedom," the song written by Larry Campbell and Carl Carlton to celebrate Amnesty International's 50th anniversary.
Stephen Colbert reflected Beck's genius and self-effacement when, as host of the 2010 Grammy Awards, he told a worldwide audience, "You know the game 'Guitar Hero?' He has the all-time high score -- and he's never played it."