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Eric Clapton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time. In the mid sixties, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname "Slowhand", and graffiti in London declared "Clapton is God." Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, the power trio, Cream, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop." For most of the seventies, Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of J.J. Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped gain reggae a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded by Derek and the Dominos, and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded by Cream. A recipient of seventeen Grammy Awards, in 2004 Clapton was awarded a CBE for services to music. In 1998 Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers. Description above from the Wikipedia article Eric Clapton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 30, 1945 In Ripley, Surrey, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie All My Loving 1968-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy - South Bank Session 2019
Known For
Movie Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy - South Bank Session Himself 2019
Movie Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars Himself 2018-03-30
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Himself (archive footage) 2016-11-16
Movie Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall Himself 2014-11-28
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Himself 2012-09-27
Movie B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012-10-15
Movie 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief Himself 2012-12-12
Movie Beware of Mr. Baker Himself 2012-11-28
Movie Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center 2011-09-13
Movie The Best British Rock Concert Of All Time: Live At Knebworth Himself 2010-06-20
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up 2010-05-25
Movie Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 2010-06-26
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire Himself 2009-10-20
Movie Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood - Live from Madison Square Garden 2009-05-18
Movie The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts Himself (archive footage) 2009-11-29
Movie Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built 2007-05-02
Movie Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 Himself 2007-06-13
Movie The Passing Show: The Life and Music of Ronnie Lane Himself 2006-04-09
Movie Classic Albums: Cream - Disraeli Gears Himself 2006-11-03
Movie Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 1969 Himself 2006-09-19
Movie Classic Artists: Cream – Their Fully Authorized Story Himself 2005-03-01
Movie Scotty Moore & Friends: A Tribute to the King Himself 2005-09-08
Movie Cream: Royal Albert Hall Himself - Guitar, Vocals 2005-10-06
Movie Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' Himself 2003-05-26
Movie Concert for George Himself 2003-10-03
Movie Red, White and Blues Himself 2003-10-03
Movie Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace Himself 2002-06-03
Movie Eric Clapton: One More Car One More Rider Himself - Guitar, Lead Vocals 2001-08-17
Movie Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park Himself - Guitar, Vocals 2001-11-20
Movie The Concert for New York City Himself 2001-10-20
Movie Blues Brothers 2000 The Louisiana Gator Boys 1998-02-05
Movie Music for Montserrat 1997-09-15
Movie Robbie Robertson: Going Home Himself 1995-05-28
Movie Eric Clapton - MTV Unplugged 1992-08-25
Movie Eric Clapton: 24 Nights Himself 1991-01-01
Movie The Cream of Eric Clapton Himself 1990-01-23
Movie Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll 1987-01-01
Movie Carl Perkins & Friends: Blue Suede Shoes - A Rockabilly Session himself 1985-10-15
Movie Water Himself - The Singing Rebels' Band 1985-01-01
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself 1982-09-23
Movie The Last Waltz Himself 1978-05-01
Movie Tommy The Preacher 1975-03-19
Movie Jimi Hendrix 1973-12-20
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh 1972-03-23
Movie Cucumber Castle Himself (as Blind Faith) 1970-12-26
Movie All My Loving Himself 1968-01-01
Movie The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Himself - The Dirty Mac 1968-10-12
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