Eric Clapton Biography

Eric Patrick Clapton (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed "Slowhand", is a Grammy Award winning English composer, singer and guitarist who became one of the most respected artists of the rock era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the rock and roll hall of fame. Clapton is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in popular music history. Clapton's musical style has undergone multiple changes during his career, but has always remained rooted in the blues.

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Eric Clapton
Birth Name
Eric Patrick Clapton
Birth Date
30 March 1945
Birth Place
Ripley, Surrey, England
Guitar, Singing|vocals
Rock music|Rock, blues rock, blues, psychedelic rock, hard rock
Musician, songwriter, Record producer|producer, artist
Years Active
Warner Bros. Records|Warner Bros., Reprise Records|Reprise, Polydor Records|Polydor, RSO Records|RSO, Atco Records|Atco, Apple Records|Apple, Deram
Associated Acts
The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton's Powerhouse|Powerhouse, Cream (band)|Cream, Free Creek (band)|Free Creek, The Dirty Mac, Blind Faith, J.J. Cale, The Plastic Ono Band, Delaney, Bonnie & Friends, Derek and the Dominos, Sheryl Crow, The Beatles, Phil Collins, The Rolling Stones, Luciano Pavarotti, The Band, Freddie King, B.B. King, Mark Knopfler, Brian Wilson
Notable Instruments
See: #Guitars|Guitars section
Blackie (guitar)|"Blackie": Fender Stratocaster
Brownie (guitar)|"Brownie": Fender Stratocaster