Eric Clapton, put on the spot by a Billboard journalist during a recent press conference, has posited that the guitarist’s days may be numbered.
In a lighthearted exchange, the guitar hero was informed of figures found in a Washington Post article entitled While Why My Guitar Gently Weeps, published 22 June, which reported a fall of approximately 33% in annual guitar sales across the last decade.
“I didn’t realise it was that bad,” said Clapton. “My kids listen to classic rock, but that may only be because of me, because that’s what I’ve played to them. I mean, from the time of their conception, they’ve been listening to music through the womb. I played them playlists, just brainwashed my kids, and at the back of it was always the guitar or some kind of solo instrument or a singer.
H/t reader kevin a:
“People are getting dumber, there unable to play, plus white people play guitar.”
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