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Did You Know: “I Shot The Sheriff” By Eric Clapton

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On ‘Tickets @ 2′ today it’s Eric Clapton’s “I Shot The Sheriff.” It’s from the 461 Ocean Boulevard album.

It was written and originally recorded by Bob Marley in 1973. A member of Clapton’s band played the Bob Marley album for him and convinced him to record it. This was Eric’s only #1 hit. He came close in 1992 with “Tears In Heaven,” which reached #2.

Eric spoke with Bob Marley about the song, he said “I tried to ask him what the song was all about, but couldn’t understand much of his reply. I was just relieved that he liked what we had done.”

When we play it between two and three we’ll take caller #14 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see Steve Winwood at the Greek in November.

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