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John Mayer
Eric Clapton celebrates 70th birthday by rocking the Garden

It was Eric Clapton's birthday celebration, but it was the sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden that got a gift as the guitar god enthralled during a two-hour concert that included some of his biggest hits and guest stars including John Mayer. There was no cake or "Happy Birthday" serenade; in fact, Clapton started Friday's concert in typical matter-of-fact fashion, with a brief salutation to the crowd before delving into a rollicking version of "Somebody's Knocking" from J.J. Cale. Still, the first in Clapton's two-night stand to mark his 70th (which actually happened March 30) was special, if only for Clapton's legendary guitar play,...