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Eric Clapton

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Ripley, Surrey, England (1963 – present)

Eric Clapton (born Eric Patrick Clapton in Ripley, Surrey, England on 30 March 1945), nicknamed “Slowhand”, is a Grammy Award winning English composer, singer and who became one of the most respected artists of the rock era, winning three inductions into the .

Clapton’s musical style has changed during his career, but has remained rooted in the . Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career, which have included with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds (1963-1965), early single hit “Come With Me” by The Roosters, blues-hard rock (with Cream), and work as a sideman and a solo artist; he has achieved chart success in genres ranging from (Unplugged) and (Sunshine of Your Love) to (Change the World) and (I Shot the Sheriff).

Eric Clapton was a friend of George Harrison of the Beatles. It is believed that he wrote Layla about Harrison’s wife, Pattie Boyd, whom he married in 1979 after she divorced George Harrison. They divorced in 1988. Eric Clapton has also dated singers Marianne Faithfull and Rosanne Cash, actresses Patsy Kensit and Sharon Stone, and rock muses Cynrinda Fox and Geraldine Edwards, who was one of the inspirations for Penny Lane in Almost Famous. He is now married to Melia McEnry and has been since 2002. They have three daughters together.

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  • AndrewakaDragon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGhFJYliMwU NPR Desk Submission. :) Like and Share please. :)

    6 Feb 8:18am Reply
  • GuiBalhego

    Epic Clapton. [2]

    23 Jan 6:29am Reply
  • bitelino

    Clapton was God y lo sabes!! https://www.facebook.com/OneWayRock

    19 Jan 12:11pm Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    ¡MAESTRO!

    3 Jan 1:06am Reply
  • obrunobarbosa

    GOD

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • alicecoelhof

    Perfeito <3

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • zloiman

    Прекрасный блюзмен. Ценил Jimi Hendrix.

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • deewa1rusispaul

    If Joni Mitchell taught a "cold English wife how to feel," Clapton taught this passionate American girl how to deal.

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • St5FAN

    Эрик один из любимых исполнителей в блюзе, каждая его песня пропитана чувствами. Спасибо за твое творчество старина!

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Steambull

    Two most overlooked Clapton solo albums: "There's One in Every Crowd" and "Money & Cigarettes"!

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Etlay

    с кем он только не играл)

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • N3ver_Again

    Очередной прецедент в истории; единственный "ко'кэин", а сколько шуму из ничего сделал.

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JoeyGeek

    Check out great Eric Clapton music videos at -- mixley

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • JoeyGeek

    Eric Clapton --one of the best guitar ever

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Jezuxx

    My 5th Beatle.

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Hasen_Papa

    Clapton & Friends for J.J. Cale I like it !

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • aleksei-say

    One of my favourite guitar player. If i don't exactly know, what do i want to listen, i always play one of his albums. IMHO, "Rush" and "Just One Night" are the best of Eric Clapton.

    14 Sep 2014 Reply
  • rompemonster

    lovin' it lovin' it lovin' it! JJ Cale + Clapton & Friends is honey to my ears...

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • LWRICH

    I do agree, though, that any of his albums, other than the Cream and Derek and Dominoes releases often have weaker tracks which I dismiss; his "Wonderful Tonight" that he wrote, and has added to nearly every compilation he's put together is simply lukewarm and self-serving! Ughh!

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • LWRICH

    Eric is an extremely versatile, top-flight guitarist with not only a strong blues-based background, but a wide spectrum of consummate classics and highly-popular favorites! His range of styles, tones, and even bands has been nonpareil! Highly-recommended master! q:o]

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
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