Eric Clapton

D.O.B: Mar 30, 1945 | Ripley, Surrey, England, UK

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream.

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazines list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and fourth in Gibsons Top 50 Guitarists of All Time. In the mid sixties, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname Slowhand, and graffiti in London declared Clapton is God. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, the power trio, Cream, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and arty, blues-based psychedelic pop. For most of the seventies, Claptons output bore the influence of the mellow style of J.J. Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marleys I Shot the Sheriff helped gain reggae a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were Layla, recorded by Derek and the Dominos, and Robert Johnsons Crossroads, recorded by Cream.