Eric Clapton

~ Person

Legal name: Eric Patrick Clapton


Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues 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". He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.

In the mid-1960s Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed the power trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop". Furthermore, he formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. 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 with Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded with Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven", which was featured on his Unplugged album.

Clapton has been the recipient of 18 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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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Best of Eric Clapton Eric Clapton 1
The Blues Years Eric Clapton 1
The Early Years Eric Clapton 1
The World of Eric Clapton Eric Clapton 1
Unreleased Rare Trax Eric Clapton 1
Volume 2 Eric Clapton 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Timepieces, Vol. II: ‘Live’ in the Seventies Eric Clapton 3 5
1994 White Boy Blues Eric Clapton 1
1996 Crossroads 2: Live in the Seventies Eric Clapton 1
2001 Eric Clapton & Friends Live Eric Clapton 1
The Survivor Eric Clapton 1

Album + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Road Test Eric Clapton 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert Eric Clapton 6
1975 E.C. Was Here Eric Clapton 5 9
1980 Just One Night Eric Clapton 4 7
1983 The Night of the Kings Page, Beck & Clapton 2
1986 Post Cricket Jam Eric Clapton & Stan Webb's Chicken Shack 1
1989 The Twelfth Night Mark Knopfler & Eric Clapton 3
1991 24 Nights Eric Clapton 4 5
1991 Solid Rock Dire Straits & Eric Clapton 1
1992 Live in Japan George Harrison with Eric Clapton and Band 2
1992 Unplugged Eric Clapton 3.85 17
1992 Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton 1
1993 Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton with Mark Knopfler & Elton John 1
1994 1994-02-20: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK Eric Clapton 2
1994 Carnival Eric Clapton 1
1994 LIVE (Unapproved) Eric Clapton 1
1995 1974-08-01: Smile: The Omni, Atlanta, GA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1995 Blues Rehearsals Eric Clapton 1
1997 Orchestra Night Eric Clapton 1
1997 Kind of Blues Eric Clapton 1
1997 1990-10-05: Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina Eric Clapton 1
1997 Beetle Clasher: Royal Albert Hall Eric Clapton 2
1997 Live in Hyde Park Eric Clapton 1
1998 Ringtrick Eric Clapton 1
1998 1998-10-15: Double Image, Part 2: Earls Court Arena, London, United Kingdom Eric Clapton 1
1998 The Professor Blues Review, Montreux, 1986 Eric Clapton 1
1999 And Friends in Concert Eric Clapton 1
1999 Blues Eric Clapton 2
1999 1987-04-27: MSG: Madison Square Garden: Newyork 1987 Tour Final: Madison Square Gardens, New York , NY, USA Eric Clapton 2
2000 1998-09-11: Double Image, Part 1: Edmonton Coliseum, Edmonton, AB, Canada Eric Clapton 1
2000 Live in Japan Eric Clapton with Mark Knopfler and Elton John 1
2000 The Calling Eric Clapton & Carlos Santana 1
2001 Union of the Gods Eric Clapton 1
2002 One More Car One More Rider Eric Clapton 7
2005 1969-12-10: Far From the Madding Crowd: Falconer Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark Delaney & Bonnie and Friends with Eric Clapton 1
2005 Legends live at Montreux 1997 Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, David Sanborn 1
2006 After Midnight Live Eric Clapton 1
2006 Live at Montreux 1986 Eric Clapton 1
2007 1974-07-30: A Legend In His Own Time: City Park Stadium, New Orleans, LA, USA Eric Clapton & His Band 1
2007 Presence of the Lord Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood 1
2007 1975-10-29: Sunpukaikan, Shizuoka, Japan Eric Clapton 1
2008 The A.R.M.S. Benefit Concert Eric Clapton 1
2008 Exhaust Note (- November 29, 2007) Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck 1
2008 Live at Budokan Eric Clapton 1
2009 Live From Madison Square Garden Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood 3
2009 1990-04-24: Houston 1990: The Summit, Houston, TX, USA Eric Clapton 1
2010 2001-12-04: Budokan, Japan Eric Clapton 2
2011 Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton 5
2011 1986‐11‐23: Blood Brother: The Ritz, New York, NY, USA Eric Clapton 2
2013 Baloise Session Eric Clapton 1
2013 Crossroads: Guitar Festival (2013) Eric Clapton 3
2015 Slowhand at 70: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Eric Clapton 5
2016 Live in San Diego Eric Clapton 1
24 Carat Blues Band Eric Clapton 1
1969-12-01: The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK Delaney & Bonnie and Friends with Eric Clapton 1
1974-07-12: Slowhand Plays in the Boston Gardens: Boston Gardens, Boston, MA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1974-07-14: Hiroshima: Landover, MD, USA Eric Clapton 1
1974-07-18: Smiling Away: Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe, AZ, USA Eric Clapton 1
1974-07-20: Long Beach, CA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1974-07-21: Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1974-07-21: Rollin' Man to the Crossroads: The Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1974-07-27: Hideaway: Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, MS, USA Eric Clapton 1
1974-11-05: First Appearance: Koseinenkin Kaikan Dai Hall, Osaka, Japan Eric Clapton 1
1975-06-14: Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL, USA Eric Clapton 1
1975-07-04: Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH, USA Eric Clapton 1
1975-07-10: Going to Kansas Show: Kansas City, MO, USA Eric Clapton 1
1975-08-14: The Slowhand Masterfiles: Part 20: Forum, Inglewood, CA. 14.8.75: Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1975-08-15: Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1975-11-02: Lord Have Mercy: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Eric Clapton 1
1976-11-06: Hollywood Sportatorium, Miami, FL, USA Eric Clapton 1
1976-11-07: Cowboy Here & There: The Lost Jamie Oldaker Tapes: The Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL, USA Eric Clapton 1
1976-11-12: Convention Center, San Antonio, TX, USA Eric Clapton 1
1976-11-15: One Night in Dallas: Dallas, TX, USA Eric Clapton 1
1976-11-16: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OK, USA Eric Clapton 2
1977-04-27 / 1977-04-28: Blues You Can't Loose: Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK Eric Clapton 1
1977-04-29: Rainbow Again: London, England, UK Eric Clapton 1
1977-06-11: Groenoordhall, Leiden, Netherlands Eric Clapton 1
1977-06-13: Forest National, Bruxelles, Belgium Eric Clapton 1
1978-02-12: Layla: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1978-04-05: Springtime In Springfield: Civic Center, Springfield, MA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1978-11-06: Palau d'Esports Juventud de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Eric Clapton 1
1978-11-10: Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle, Germany Eric Clapton 1
1978-11-18: Pavillon de Pantin: Paris, France Eric Clapton 1
1979-04-21: The Break Of Day: Omni Theater, Atlanta, GA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1983-02-11: Roger...The Drummer: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ, USA Eric Clapton 1
1983-02-25: Omni Theater: Atlanta, GA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1983-03-02: Hershey Park Arena, Hershey, PA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1983-04-20: No One Else: Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany Eric Clapton 3
1983-07-17: Red on the Rocks: Red Rocks Amphitheater Denver, CO, USA Eric Clapton 1

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