@wildroses07 No need to slag Clapton. He may not have made the most vital music for the past couple of decades (although From the Cradle from '94 is an amazing blues album) but in the 60s there was a reason that the phrase "Clapton is God" was the equivalent of a widespread internet meme. He changed the way guitar was played in the realm of rock music and apart from Cream he did some great work with the Yardbirds, John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos and then on his own. And yes, Clapton influenced Hendrix along with virtually every other guitarist of the time. Admitting that Hendrix was influenced by Clapton doesn't mean that Clapton was "better" than Hendrix.
@pedroparedes91, from what you're writing it's obvious that you don't know shit about Hendrix story... although, even if it was for Clapton to make the trio and stuff, soon after that Jimi became a god who could eat Eric for a second breakfast, that's all. Cream is the best thing that ever happened about Clapton - after that he was just gradually getting more and more boring, so what is even to compare around here? Jimi's inspirations taken from Cream is the only connection between his and Eric's work. He shitted his pants when Jimi came to England.
"All Clapton comments should be..." THAT need to stop. Clapton WAS a major influence on Hendrix, he in Cream was the influence for Hendrix to make a trio in the first place. And also Hendrix asked to meet Clapton and Jeff Beck when he first arrive to England.
All Clapton comments should be stopped as of now. Clapton has nothing to do with the sheer brilliance of Jimi's music he probably didn't even influence him, they were merely contemporaries with similar influences and a real ability to play the guitar