Born on 30 March 1945 in Surrey, UK.
In October 1963,he became a member of The Yardbirds was thought to be the most talked about guitar player on the R&B pub circuit but quit the band due to the commercial sound not being his choice of music.
He joined a number bands during the 1960's. Cream was one of those bands that brought worldwide aclaim, he cemented his reputation as rock’s premier guitarist and was elevated to superstar status. Although Cream was together for only two years, they are considered one of the most influential rock groups of the modern era.
Clapton’s self-titled debut album was released in 1970 but did not perform again until 1973, after a 3 year heroin addiction. One of his best well known tracks is "Tears in Heaven" which was released in 1992.
Eric has been linked to many artists including George Harrison, Aretha Franklin, Steven Stills, Bob Dylan, Elton John, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Sting, and Roger Waters.