Eric Clapton

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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 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 J. J. 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 + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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
2016 Crossroads Revisited: Selections From the Crossroads Guitar Festivals Eric Clapton and Guests 1
The Survivor Eric Clapton 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert Eric Clapton 7
1975 E.C. Was Here Eric Clapton 5 10
1980 Just One Night Eric Clapton 4 7
1991 24 Nights Eric Clapton 4 6
1992 Live in Japan George Harrison with Eric Clapton and Band 3
1992 Unplugged Eric Clapton 3.85 18
1997 Live in Hyde Park 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 3
2002 One More Car One More Rider Eric Clapton 7
2005 Legends live at Montreux 1997 Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, David Sanborn 1
2006 Live at Montreux 1986 Eric Clapton 1
2007 Presence of the Lord Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood 1
2009 Live From Madison Square Garden Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood 3
2011 Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton 5
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
1999-11-24: Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan Eric Clapton 1
Highclere Castle, Countryside Rocks Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood 1
Play With Fire Eric Clapton 1
Ronnie Scott's 1987 Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy 1
The Blues Concert Eric Clapton 1
The Budokan Blues Eric Clapton 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Rush Eric Clapton 3 5
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
1989 Knockin’ on Heaven's Door Randy Crawford feat. Eric Clapton and David Sanborn 2
1992 Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton 1
1992 It’s Probably Me Sting with Eric Clapton 5
1992 Layla (acoustic) Eric Clapton 2
1992 Runaway Train Elton John & Eric Clapton 2
1994 Motherless Child 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
Wonderful Tonight (Live) Eric Clapton 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Circus Eric Clapton 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Chronicles: 3 Classic Albums 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
2006 Eric Clapton & The Yardbirds 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
1985 Edge of Darkness Eric Clapton 1

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