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Birthday ***, 1945
Place of Birth Ripley, England
Age 76 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
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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. After playing in a number of different local bands, Clapton joined the Yardbirds in 1963, replacing founding guitarist Top Topham. Dissatisfied with the change of the Yardbirds sound from blues rock to a more radio-friendly pop rock sound, Clapton left in 1965 to play with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, with whom he played on one album.

BornEric Patrick Clapton, March 30, 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England
OccupationMusician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Years active1962–present
Children5
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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.

Eric Clapton 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 of Eric Clapton

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.

Eric Clapton 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 of Eric Clapton

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

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