On this day 25 years ago, Eric Clapton’s “Unplugged” LP hit No.1 on U.S. charts—and stayed there—becoming the most successful and best-selling LIVE album of all time. It was nominated for 9 Grammy Awards in 1993 and won 6, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. The MTV production shot in England followed the accidental death of his young son and was Clapton’s best-selling album, with sales of 26 million copies worldwide. WATCH it now, including the wondrous version of Layla and Tears of Heaven, and Love Comes Over YouRunning on Faith“… (1993) 

1. Signe – 0:13
2. (03:20) Before You Accuse Me – 3:44
3. (07:09) Hey Hey – 3:16
4. (10:55) Tears in Heaven – 4:36
5. (15:50) Lonely Stranger – 5:27
6. (21:15) Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – 3:49
7. (25:07) Layla – 4:46
8. (29:50) Running on Faith – 6:30
9. (36:06) Walkin’ Blues – 3:37
10.(39:52) Alberta – 3:42
11.(44:53) San Francisco Bay Blues – 3:24
12.(48:22) Malted Milk – 3:36
13.(52:00) Old Love – 7:54
14.(59:33) Rollin’ and Tumblin – 4:11

MORE Good News on this Date:

  • Workdays for women and children in France were limited to 11 hours (1900)
  • Mongolia declared its independence from China (1921)
  • Mike Stoller, (with producing partner Jerry Leiber) who co-wrote over 70 hits that climbed American record charts, including “Hound Dog”, “Kansas City”, and “Jailhouse Rock”, was born (1933)
  • The Allman Brothers Band recorded a rock concert in New York City that would become their classic album, Live At Fillmore East (1971)
  • In response to widespread demonstrations by the deaf and hearing impaired student body, Gallaudet University hired its first deaf president (1988)
  • The journal Nature reported that 350,000-year-old upright-walking human footprints were found in Italy (2003)

And, on this day in 2013, Pope Francis was selected by the Vatican’s papal conclave to become the leader of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis-CC Casa RosadaSince then, numerous charitable and kind-hearted deeds have earned him rock star levels of popularity, even among non-religious folks.

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