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 + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Live U.S.A. Eric Clapton 1
Love Eric Clapton 1
Montreux '86 Eric Clapton 1
Play With Fire Eric Clapton 1
The Blues Concert Eric Clapton 1
The Budokan Blues Eric Clapton 1
Two Blue Birds Fly Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Rush Eric Clapton 3 3
1999 The Story of Us Eric Clapton & Marc Shaiman 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 Lonely Years / Bernard Jenkins John Mayall & Eric Clapton 1
1975 Knocking on Heaven's Door / Someone Like You Eric Clapton 1
1985 Forever Man Eric Clapton 1
1987 Behind the Mask Eric Clapton 1
1988 After Midnight Eric Clapton 1
1992 Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton 1
1992 It’s Probably Me Sting with Eric Clapton 4
1992 Layla (acoustic) Eric Clapton 2
1992 Runaway Train Elton John & Eric Clapton 2
1994 Motherless Child Eric Clapton 1
1994 It Hurts Me Too Eric Clapton 1
1995 Love Can Build a Bridge Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton 1
1996 Change the World Eric Clapton 2
1998 My Father’s Eyes Eric Clapton 3
1998 Born in Time Eric Clapton 1
1998 Circus Eric Clapton 1
1999 Blue Eyes Blue Eric Clapton 1
1999 (I) Get Lost Eric Clapton 1
2000 Forever Man (How Many Times) Beatchuggers feat. Eric Clapton 1
2001 I Ain't Gonna Stand for It Eric Clapton 2
2010 Run Back to Your Side Eric Clapton 1
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day Eric Clapton 1
Pretending Eric Clapton 1
Wonderful Tonight (Live) Eric Clapton 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Circus Eric Clapton 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Happy, Happy Birthday Eric! Eric Clapton 1
2005 Chronicles: 3 Classic Albums Eric Clapton 1
1975-06-11: Complete Miami Rehearsal '75: Criteria Studios, Miami, FL, USA Eric Clapton 1
1976-xx-xx: Legalize It Sessions, Kingston, Jamaica Peter Tosh & Eric Clapton 1
Ocean 461 Boulevard: The Unreleased Sessions Eric Clapton 1

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Eric Clapton: Mein Leben Eric Clapton gelesen von August Zirner 1

Other + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Eric Clapton La musique en revue Eric Clapton 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Interview Disc Eric Clapton 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Lonely Years Eric Clapton 1
2014 Eric Clapton & Friends: The Album Eric Clapton 1
Ballads Eric Clapton 1
Big Boss Man Eric Clapton 1
Blues&Ballads '98 Eric Clapton 1
Bluesbreaking John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers feat. Eric Clapton 1
Platinum Eric Clapton 1
With a Little Help From My Friends Eric Clapton 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Instrumental Blues Jams Eric Clapton 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984-06-19: See Roger Play: Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland Roger Waters & Eric Clapton 1
1984-07-18: Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA Roger Waters & Eric Clapton 1
1986-07-04: Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark Eric Clapton 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Edge of Darkness Eric Clapton 1

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