Eric Clapton

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Legal name: Eric Patrick Clapton

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Eric Patrick Clapton, (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 of 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". After Cream broke up, he formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. Clapton's solo career began in the 1970s, where his work 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. He has received four Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In his solo career, Clapton has sold more than 130 million records worldwide. 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
1998 Absolute Love 3 Various Artists 1
1998 And the Times They Were A-Changin' Various Artists 1
1998 Best Ballads Phil Collins 1
1998 Best of '98: Special Austria Edition Various Artists 1
1998 Best of Smooth Jazz, Volume 3: One-On-One Various Artists 1
1998 Blue Eyed Blues (Altaya, Charly R&B) The Yardbirds 1
1998 Blues Story Various Artists 2
1998 Classic Rock Superstars Various Artists 1
1998 Depression Blues: It Serves Me Right to Suffer Various Artists 1
1998 Essentials: Classic Rock Various Artists 1
1998 Greatest Hits: The Best Popsongs of 98, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Guitar Story Various Artists 1
1998 Het Beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden Editie '98 Various Artists 2
1998 Kings of the Blues Guitar Various Artists 1
1998 Much More Music Various Artists 1
1998 Ö3 Greatest Hits, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1998 Rock 1 Various Artists 1
1998 Rock Messages Various Artists 1
1998 Simply the Best Love Songs 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Spirit of Blues Various Artists 1
1998 The Hits Various Artists 1
1998 The No.1 Blues Album Various Artists 1
1998 The Ultimate Hit Collection: The Hits Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 1999 GRAMMY Nominees Various Artists 3
1999 Pure 70’s Various Artists 2
1999 White Boy’s Blues Guitars Various Artists 1
1999 Oor Best Album Tracks Classic Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Reggae Party 1999 Various Artists 1
1999 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, August 1999 Various Artists 1
1999 Kuschelrock 13 Various Artists 3
1999 A Very Special Christmas Live Various Artists 1
1999 The Best Love Songs... Ever! Various Artists 3 1
1999 Platin, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1999 4th Quarter In-Store Holiday Sampler Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 12 Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 14 Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 21 Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 36 Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século, volume 39 Various Artists 1
1999 Best of Blues Various Artists 1
1999 CQC 40 Clásicos Originales Del Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 80's, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1999 Las 101 mejores canciones del planeta Tierra Various Artists 1
1999 Listen to the Music Various Artists 1
1999 Pop Nuggets Various Artists 1
1999 Rock & Pop CD 5 Various Artists 1
1999 Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Musical Performances, Volume 1 Various Artists 2
1999 Singers and Songwriters: 1974-1975 Various Artists 1
1999 The Best Ever Covers Album Various Artists 1
1999 The Sound of Magic Love Various Artists 1
1999 Time 100, Volume 2: The Music of Our Lives 1980–1999 Various Artists 1
1999 Time 100: The Music of Our Lives 1960-1980 Various Artists 1
2000 Nothing's Sweeter Than Love Various Artists 1
2000 Absolute Music 33 Various Artists 2.5 2
2000 Love Ring Best Various Artists 1
2000 Essential Selection Ibiza 2000 Pete Tong 1
2000 Kuschelrock 14 Various Artists 3
2000 The Ultimate Singer/Songwriter Collection Various Artists 2
2000 New Millennium Blues Party Various Artists 1
2000 A Collection of His Greatest Hits Babyface 3
2000 Music of the Millennium 2 Various Artists 1
2000 Massive Dance 2001 Various Artists 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of the 70s Various Artists 1
2000 Absolute Hits 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Absolute Music 25 Various Artists 1
2000 Best of British Blues, Volume I Various Artists 1
2000 Blues Various Artists 1
2000 Blues Breakers Various Artists 1
2000 Blues Story n°1 : Les rois du blues Various Artists 1
2000 Bolero Mix 17 Various Artists 1
2000 Dangerous Curves: The Art of the Guitar Various Artists 1
2000 Donna's Top 2000, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Essential Selection Presents The Clubbers Bible Various Artists 1
2000 Flower Power & Woodstock Generation Various Artists 1
2000 Hip Young Guitar Slinger Jimmy Page 2
2000 La plus grande discothèque du monde, Volume 21 Various Artists 1
2000 Livin’ the Blues Various Artists 1
2000 Lo Mejor de Caiga Quien Caiga Various Artists 1
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Crossroads Various Artists 1
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Every Day I Have the Blues Various Artists 1
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Really Got the Blues Various Artists 1
2000 Play Me the Blues... The Legendary Blues Singers, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2000 Play Me the Blues... The Legendary Blues Singers, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2000 Play Me the Blues... The Legendary Blues Singers, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
2000 Simply the Best Various Artists 1
2000 Singers and Songwriters: 1976-1977 Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2000 The Best Club Anthems 2001 Various Artists 1
2000 The Best Club Anthems 2001… Ever! Various Artists 1
2000 Warner Remasters Sampler: Tower Records Celebrating 30 Years on the Sunset Strip Various Artists 1
2001 Blues Légendes Various Artists 1
2001 Pure Blues Various Artists 1
2001 Love Lights Various Artists 1
2001 Simply the Best Superstars Various Artists 2
2001 Dancemania Delux 5 Various Artists 1
2001 Soundtrax: 18 Blockbuster Hits From the Movies Various Artists 1
2001 Simply the Best Super Stars Various Artists 1
2001 Guitar for Hire Jimmy Page 1
2001 RTL Reggae: Die Grössten Reggae-Hits, Volume 1 Various Artists 1

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