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Eric Clapton

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 guitarist who became one of the most respected artists of the rock era, winning three inductions into the rock and roll hall of fame.

Clapton’s musical style has changed during his career, but has remained rooted in the blues. Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career, which have included blues-rock 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 delta blues (Unplugged) and psychedelic rock (Sunshine of Your Love) to pop (Change the World) and reggae (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.


Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer.
Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Yardbirds, of Cream, and as a solo performer, being the only person to be inducted three times.
Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time,[3] Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
In September 2008, Clapton performed at a private charity fundraiser for The Countryside Alliance at Floridita in Soho, London.

 

70's Rock

After Midnight
Cocaine
Forever Man
I Shot the Sheriff
Lay Down Sally
Let It Rain
Tears In Heaven
Wonderful Tonight

90's Hits

Change the World
Tears in Heaven

Adult Hits

My Father's Eyes

Holiday

Christmas Tears

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