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Eric Clapton

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.

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Eric Clapton Last post by Krazy
09 December 2010

Do You Remember Eric Clapton?

Do You Remember Eric Clapton?

  • Anonymous user
    I was very sorry when his son Connor died falling out of a hotel window, but that tribute song 'If I Saw You In Heaven' I must admit makes me sick- I HATE it! Clapton took the role of The Rev. Simpson in the film version of The Who's 'Tommy', father of Sally Simpson whose love for The Pinball Wizard goes unrequited. I once had the opportunity of buying a '50s Buick convertible that had once belonged to Clapton- for some reason it was going very cheaply in the Classified section of a classic car mag. (probably the bottom was falling out or something). Decided against it anyway- I prefer my Vauxhall Cresta!!
  • Anonymous user
    Eric Clapton is perhaps one of the most amazing rock-n-roll guitarists in the world. His solo performances and performances with Cream are top-notch and engrossing. One of my favorite tunes is "Layla."