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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

 

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Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 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 of Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.[1] Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[2] and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time".[3] He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.[4]

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".[5] After Cream broke up, he formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. Clapton's solo career began in the 1970s, where his work bore the influence of the mellow style of J. J. Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped reggae reach a mass market.[6] 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.

Clapton has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004 he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.[7][8][9] He has received four Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In his solo career, Clapton has sold more than 130 million records worldwide.[10] In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.[11]

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Highlights12

I Shot The Sheriff
Song
I Shot The Sheriff is a song by musical artist Eric Clapton, released on April 13, 2018.
Change the World
 
"Change the World" is a song written by Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy, and Wayne Kirkpatrick whose best-known version was recorded by the British recording artist Eric Clapton for the soundtrack of the 1996 film, Phenomenon.
 
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Tears in Heaven
 
"Tears in Heaven" is a song by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings, from the 1991 Rush film soundtrack.

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Popular Albums65

Album Appearances & References212

Popular Songs42

Song Appearances & References75

Popular Live Albums15

Live Album Appearances & References11

Musical Groups11

Musical Group References3

Films6

Minor Film Appearances & References2

Soundtrack Film Appearances18

TV Shows11

Collaborators & Influencers216

Other Music-Related Relationships7

Other Film-Related Relationships3

Personal & Professional Relationships13

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships15

Awards & Nominations13

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News Articles18

Clapton tributed show by Shaun Hague coming to The Kate
  –  April 12, 2018
OLD SAYBROOK — Shaun Hague’s “Journeyman - A Tribute to Eric Clapton” will be performed Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Hague has built quite the resume in the last decade of his life. At just 17 ...
Eric Clapton – Life In 12 Bars: Soundtrack
  –  April 11, 2018
8th June sees the release of the complementary OST to the new Eric Clapton documentary, Life In 12 Bars. Directed by Oscar-winner, Lili Fini Zanuck, the film takes an unflinching and deeply personal look into the life of the legendary 18-time Grammy Award ...
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Stephen Bishop Revisits CD Feat Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Art Garfunkel
  –  April 11, 2018
A classic album from Stephen Bishop, which featured guest appearances from Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Art Garfunkel, has been expanded for a new reissue. Blixa Sounds have announced that they will be releasing the reissue of Bishop's third album "Red ...
Stephen Bishop's RED CAB TO MANHATTAN featuring Eric Clapton and Phil Collins To Be Reissued on May 11
  –  April 10, 2018
On May 11, Blixa Sounds, a new Los Angeles based label, will release Red Cab To Manhattan, the third album from Grammy nominated Singer/Songwriter Stephen Bishop. Over the last five years Bishop's music has helped define the Yacht Rock sound - a phenomenon ...
Pattie Boyd: George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me Live In Australia
  –  April 10, 2018
This May, Pattie Boyd will bring her compelling and entertaining life story to audiences in Sydney and Melbourne during an intimate three hours of George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me; An Evening with Pattie Boyd. The exhibition opening on May 5 until June ...
New Jeff Beck documentary featuring Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and more stars due out on DVD and Blu-ray in May
  –  April 6, 2018
Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story examines the influential musician's innovative playing and long career, including his work with The Yardbirds, various Jeff Beck Group lineups and as a solo artist, as well as his collaborations with many famous musicians.
Pattie Boyd: Muse who wed George Harrison, then Eric Clapton coming to NZ
  –  April 6, 2018
Something in the way she moved attracted not only Beatles legend George Harrison but also guitar god Eric Clapton. Pattie Boyd is the muse who inspired the music giants to write among the greatest love songs of the 20th century – Something, Layla and ...
Tickets For 2018 Greenwich Town Party Featuring Eric Clapton Sell Out
  –  April 6, 2018
Tickets to Greenwich's annual Town Party sold out in just minutes Thursday when partygoers found out the headliner for this year's event was iconic Grammy-winning Eric Clapton. "We are thrilled with the overwhelming interest and enthusiasm for the 2018 ...
ERIC CLAPTON – CLAPTON CHRONICLES: BEST OF ERIC CLAPTON
  –  April 1, 2018
This 1st-ever collection of Eric Clapton’s greatest hits covering his Reprise years (the period he has enjoyed his greatest success) is more than a retrospective of one of rock’s greatest artists. Best of 1981-1999 not only ranges from his Unplugged ...
Happy Birthday Eric Clapton: Slowhand In Buenos Aires 1990
  –  March 30, 2018
Three-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Eric Clapton was born in Surrey, England on this date in 1945. In celebration of the legendary guitarist’s 73rd birthday and for this week’s Full Show Friday, enjoy pro-shot video from Slowhand’s October 5 ...
Famous birthdays for March 30: Celine Dion, Eric Clapton
  –  March 30, 2018
'Wonder Woman' Lynda Carter honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 3 hours ago ago April 3 (UPI) -- "Wonder Woman" actress Lynda Carter was honored with the 2,632nd star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Tuesday. Cardi B to co-host 'Tonight Show Starring ...
A Short Guide to the Lesser-Known Guitars of Eric Clapton
  –  March 30, 2018
Few players in the history of the instrument have inspired and influenced more players than Eric Clapton. Speaking to the true power of his influence, he’s also one of the most polarizing players to ever pick up the instrument. If you are a guitar player ...
5 Fantastic Eric Clapton Rock Hall Induction Ceremony Performances
  –  March 30, 2018
The legendary Eric Clapton turns 73 today (March 30), and out of all of his accolades, he’s the only musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. (The Yardbirds in 1992, Cream in 1993 and as a solo artist in 2000 ...
Eric Clapton In 20 Songs
  –  March 30, 2018
How do you sum up Eric Clapton’s career in 20 songs…? Impossible, probably, but as the old adage goes – the impossible, we do; miracles take a little longer. The guitarist, who was born on 30 March 1945, has had an unparalleled career, from his time ...
Eric Clapton reveals he is going deaf
  –  January 13, 2018
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Musician Eric Clapton speaks onstage at 'Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars' press conference during 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 11, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter ...
Legendary Musician Eric Clapton Reveals He Is Going Deaf
  –  January 12, 2018
Rock legend Eric Clapton has revealed that he is going deaf. In a recent interview on BBC Radio 2’s “Steve Wright in the Afternoon,” the award-winning guitarist spoke about how both his hearing loss and tinnitus — a hearing disorder that can cause ...
Eric Clapton Opens Up About Going Deaf and Ongoing Health Problems
  –  January 12, 2018
Eric Clapton isn't going to let hearing loss slow him down. In a new interview with BBC Radio 2, the 72-year-old musician reveals he's going deaf. Clapton, who's made history as the only three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, said he still plans ...

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