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Eric Clapton

United Kingdom · Person · 1945–present
Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 1945), 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 Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"

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".</ref> Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded with Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded with Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven", which was featured on his Unplugged album. Read more »

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Eric Clapton Talks Making of 'Slowhand,' Spontaneous New LP

"We had chords and a structure, but I didn't have a song," Eric Clapton says of the genesis of "Spiral," an original blues on his new album, I Still Do. One day, his producer Glyn Johns, who "was pushing us to complete it," told Clapton and his band...

Watch Eric Clapton Talk Raw New Album 'I Still Do'

On May 20th, Eric Clapton will release his 23rd studio album, I Still Do. Produced by Glyn Johns, the LP features new original tunes as well as covers of classics by Bob Dylan and Robert Johnson. In a video preview of the album, Clapton and Johns...

Eric Clapton Announces New Album 'I Still Do'

Eric Clapton will put out his 23rd solo album, I Still Do, this spring. The singer teamed with producer Glyn Johns, who has previously worked with the Rolling Stones, Eagles, Led Zeppelin and the Who and on Clapton's own 1977 LP, Slowhand, home of...

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Discography

I Still Do
2016 Official Album
Old Sock
2013 Official Album
Clapton
2010 Official Album
The Road to Escondido
2006 Official Album
Back Home
2005 Official Album
Me and Mr Johnson
2004 Official Album
Sessions for Robert J
2004 Official Album

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