Eric Clapton

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Date of Birth March 30, 1945
Place of Birth Ripley, England
Age 75 years old
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Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton, is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He 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 of Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009. In the mid-1960s Clapton left the Yardbirds to play with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed the power trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop". After Cream broke up, he formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech.

Born: Eric Patrick Clapton, March 30, 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England
Occupation: Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Years active: 1962–present
Children: 5
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About Eric Clapton

Musician, singer, and songwriter who is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. He was a member of The Yardbirds, Derek and the Dominos, and Cream, and also found success as a solo artist.

Before Fame

His family deceived him as a child, leading him to believe that his mother was his older sister and his grandmother was his mother.

Achievement

He got the nickname Slowhand because he played the guitar with such ferocity that his strings would break and as he replaced them onstage, the audience would slowly clap their hands.

Family Life

He married Pattie Boyd on March 27, 1979 and, after their divorce in June 1988, he married Melia McEnery on January 1, 2002. His only son, Conor, tragically died at the age of four and a half when he fell out a bathroom window, inspiring the lyrics to Clapton's song "Tears in Heaven." Clapton also has four daughters named Julie, Ruth, Sophie and Ella.

Associations

He collaborated with Bob Dylan on the 1976 album No Reason to Cry.

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