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 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984-01-21: Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland Eric Clapton 2
1984-06-17: Thanks for the Ride: Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden Roger Waters & Eric Clapton 1
1984-07-29: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada Roger Waters & Eric Clapton 1
1984-11-24: Sports and Entertainment Centre, Melbourne, Australia Eric Clapton 1
1985-04-15: Civic Center, Lakeland, FL, USA Eric Clapton 1
1985-04-28: Providence, RI, USA Eric Clapton 1
1985-06-21: The Slowhand Masterfile: Part 11A: Kingswood Music Theatre, Toronto 21.5.85: Kingswood Music Theater, Toronto, ON, Canada Eric Clapton 1
1985-06-26: The Slowhand Masterfile: Part 11B: The Centrum, Worcester, MA 26.5.85: Centrum, Worcester, MA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1985-06-28: How Many Times Must I Tell You, Baby?: Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA Eric Clapton 1
1985-07-05: Chicago No Bad Blues: Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, IL, USA Eric Clapton 1
1985-07-21: Soaring With The Hawk: Compton Terrace, Tempe, AR, USA Eric Clapton 1
1986-07-04: The Slowhand Masterfile: Part 14: Roskilde Festival 4.7.86: Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark Eric Clapton 1
1986-07-12 soundcheck: Pinède Gould, Antibes-Juan-Les-Pins, France Eric Clapton 1
1986-08-16: Tearing Us Apart: Ronnie Scott's Club, London, UK Eric Clapton 1
1987-01-11: Romantic Isolation: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK Eric Clapton 1
1987-01-16: Caught in the Act: Ahoy Halle, Rotterdam, Netherlands Eric Clapton 1
1987-01-18: Le Zenith: Le Zenith, Paris, France Eric Clapton 1
1987-03-27: The 18th Hole: Cranleigh, Surrey, UK Eric Clapton 1
1987-04-13: Pacific Ampitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1987-04-18: Minnesota Night: Civic Center, St Paul, MN, USA Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Greg Phillinganes & Nathan East 1
1987-10-09: Strange Brew Blues: Dingswall, Camden Lock, London Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy 1
1987-11-02 through 1987-11-09: Remark You Made: Complete August Japan Tour 1987: Japan Eric Clapton 1
1988-09-07: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1988-11-05: Wonderful Tonight: Osaka Stadium, Osaka, Japan Eric Clapton 1
1989-07-10: Zurich 1989 2nd Night: Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland Eric Clapton 1
1990-02-04: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK Eric Clapton 1
1990-02-10: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK Eric Clapton & National Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Kamen 1
1990-02-22: Brussels Affair: Brussels, Belgium Eric Clapton 1
1990-04-15: Detroit, MI, USA Eric Clapton & Stevie Ray Vaughan 1
1990-04-15: The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI, USA Eric Clapton 1
1990-04-20: Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1990-04-25: Happy Birthday Steve!: Dallas, TX, USA Eric Clapton 1
1990-05-03: Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA Eric Clapton 2
1990-05-04: Strangers In the Night: Costa Mesa, CA, USA Eric Clapton 1
1990-08-06: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, USA Eric Clapton 1
1991-01-31: Dublin 1991 1rst Night: The Pointe, Dublin, Ireland Eric Clapton 1
1991-02-05: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK Eric Clapton 1
1991-02-13: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK Eric Clapton 1
1991-02-18: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK Eric Clapton 1
1991-03-04: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK Eric Clapton 1
1991-03-08: Nine Pieces & Orchestra: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK Eric Clapton & National Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Kamen 1
1991-07-02: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK Eric Clapton 1
1992-02-02: Tears in Heaven: Brighton Centre, Sussex, UK Eric Clapton 1
1992-02-13: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK Eric Clapton 1
1992-02-17: RAH 2-17: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK Eric Clapton 1
1992-04-25: Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX, USA Eric Clapton 1
1992-05-08: Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, USA Eric Clapton 1
1992-05-08: Live in New York 1992: Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, USA Eric Clapton 1
1992-07-12: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland Eric Clapton 1
1993-10-25 through 1993-10-27: Into the Fire: Tokyo, Japan Eric Clapton 1
1994-04-28: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK Eric Clapton 1
1994-05-02: Benefit for T.J. Martell Foundation, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY, USA Eric Clapton & His Band & The Kick Horns 1
1994-10-05: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada Eric Clapton & His Band & The Kick Horns 1
1994-10-05: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada Eric Clapton & His Band & The Kick Horns 1
1994-10-06: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada Eric Clapton 1
1994-11-02: America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ, USA Eric Clapton 1
1994-11-28: Club Full of Blues: Irving Plaza, New York City, NY, USA Eric Clapton 1
1995-09-13: Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA Eric Clapton & His Band & The Kick Horns 1
1995-10-01: Everyday I Have The Blues: Olympic Pool, Tokyo, Japan Eric Clapton 1
1996-05-09: Duets: Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA Eric Clapton & Dr. John 1
1996-09-12: The Armani Party: Lexington Armory, New York, NY, USA Eric Clapton 1
1998-05-17: The Pyramid, Memphis, TN, USA Eric Clapton 1
1998-10-16: Hope We Don't Peak Too Soon: Earls Court, London, UK Eric Clapton 1
1999-11-24: Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan Eric Clapton 1
1999-11-27: Pilgrim Tour: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Eric Clapton 2
2001-10-06: River of Tears: Buenos Aires, Argentina Eric Clapton 1
2004-06-06: Crossroads Festival Eric Clapton 1
2004-07-30: HP Pavilion: San Jose, CA, USA Eric Clapton 1
2004-07-31: Delta Blues: San Jose, CA, USA Eric Clapton 1
2004-12-31/2005-01-01: Trusted Servants and a Beatle: Woking Leisure Centre, UK Eric Clapton 1
2006-05-05: La Palestre, Le Cannet, France Eric Clapton 1
2006-05-25: Truckin' the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK Eric Clapton 1
2006-06-03: Frankfurt am Main, Germany Eric Clapton 1
2006-07-08: Arena Santa Giuliana, Perugia, Italy Eric Clapton 1
2006-11-26: Stardust: Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan Eric Clapton 1
2006-12-09: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Eric Clapton 1
2007-02-26: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood 1
2008-05-05: Adrift at Jones Beach: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, USA Eric Clapton 1
2008-05-30: Cutshaw Blues: Noblesville, IN, USA Eric Clapton 1
2008-05-31: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA Eric Clapton 1
2008-06-21: Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland (DAT) Eric Clapton 1
2008-08-15: Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany Eric Clapton 1
2009-02-12: Osaka Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan Eric Clapton 1
2009-02-13: Osaka Night Two: Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan Eric Clapton 2
2009-02-15: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Eric Clapton 1
2009-02-18: Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Eric Clapton 1
2009-02-22: Saitama Super Arena, Omiya, Saitama, Japan Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck 1
2009-02-22: Second Night in Saitama: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck 2
2009-02-28: Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Eric Clapton 1
2009-04-03: Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand Eric Clapton 1
A Blues Evening Eric Clapton 1
Air Viper Eric Clapton 1
Blues Night Eric Clapton 1
From the Cradle to the Fillmore West Eric Clapton 1
Guild Eric Clapton 1
Highclere Castle, Countryside Rocks Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood 1
L. Z. Was Here Eric Clapton 1
Live at the Bottom Line Carl Perkins with Eric Clapton 1
Live In Providence 1974 Eric Clapton 1
Live U.S.A. Eric Clapton 1

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