Eric Clapton

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Legal name: Eric Patrick Clapton

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Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, (born 30 March 1945) is an English musician, guitarist, singer and songwriter. He 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 second 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-1960s, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton joined Cream, a power trio with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop". For most of the 1970s, Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of JJ Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped reggae reach a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded while he was a member of band Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded by band Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven", which featured in his Unplugged album.

Clapton has been the recipient of 17 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004, he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace 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.

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Discography

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Eric Clapton, Volume 3 Compilation Eric Clapton 1
1997 Volume I Compilation Eric Clapton 2
1998 Blues Power Compilation Eric Clapton 1
1999 Hits of Fire Compilation Eric Clapton 1
1999 Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton Compilation Eric Clapton 5
1999 Best of the Yardbird Years Compilation Eric Clapton 1
1999 West Coast Idea Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2001 The Legends Collection: The Eric Clapton Collection, Volume 1 Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2001 The Legends Collection: The Eric Clapton Collection, Volume 2 Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2001 Unplugged / Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2001 Eric Clapton & Friends: Let It Rock Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2001 Eric Clapton and Friends Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2001 Eric's Blues Compilation Eric Clapton & The Yardbirds 2
2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Eric Clapton Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2003 Ballads Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2004 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric Clapton Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2005 For Your Love Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2006 Feel the Groove Compilation Eric Clapton and The Yardbirds 1
2006 Telephone Blues Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2006 Eric Clapton & Friends Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2007 Complete Clapton Compilation Eric Clapton 2
2008 The A.R.M.S. Benefit Concert Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2010 Tribute To Elmore, White-Collection Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2011 2 for 1: Time Pieces, Volume 1: The Best of Eric Clapton / Timepieces, Volume 2: 'Live' In the Seventies Compilation Eric Clapton 1
2013 Give Me Strength - The '74/'75 Recordings Compilation Eric Clapton 3
16 Greatest Hits Compilation Eric Clapton 1
Big Boss Man Compilation Eric Clapton 1
Collection Compilation Eric Clapton 1
Draggin' My Tail (Black Box) Compilation Eric Clapton 1
Eric Clapton & Friends Live Compilation Eric Clapton 1
Eric Clapton and Friends Compilation Eric Clapton 1
Eric Clapton Early Years Compilation Eric Clapton 1
Eric Clapton Exclusive Collection Compilation Eric Clapton 1
Icon Compilation Eric Clapton 1
Most Famous Hits: The Album Compilation Eric Clapton 1
She's So Respectable Compilation Eric Clapton 1
The Best of Eric Clapton Compilation Eric Clapton 1
The Blues Years Compilation Eric Clapton 1
The Early Years Compilation Eric Clapton 1
The World of Eric Clapton Compilation Eric Clapton 1
The Yardbird Years Compilation Eric Clapton 1
Volume 2 Compilation Eric Clapton 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 White Boy Blues Compilation Live Eric Clapton 1
The Survivor Compilation Live Eric Clapton 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1973 Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert Live Eric Clapton 4
1975 E.C. Was Here Live Eric Clapton 5 5
1980 Just One Night Live Eric Clapton 4 8
1983 Timepieces, Volume II: 'Live' in the Seventies Live Eric Clapton 3 3
1991 24 Nights Live Eric Clapton 4 4
1992 Unplugged Live Eric Clapton 4 12

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