Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick ClaptonCBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitaristsinger 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 inGibson'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 featured in 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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Albums available to download (Click on the covers):
Solo
Eric Clapton
1970
461 Ocean Boulevard
1974
There's One In Every Crowd
1975
E.C. Was Here
1975
No Reason To Cry
1976
Slowhand
1977
Backless
1978

Just One Night
1980
Another Ticket
1981
Money And Cigarettes
1983
Behind The Sun
1985
Journeyman
1989
Unplugged
1992


With Cream
Fresh Cream
1966
Disraeli Gears
1967
Wheels Of Fire
1968
Goodbye
1969

With other bands:
Five Live Yardbirds (w/ Yardbirds)
1964
For Your love (w/ Yardbirds)
1965
Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton (w/ John Mayall)
1966
Blind Faith (w/ Blind Faith)
1969
On Tour With Eric Clapton (w/ Delaney & Bonnie)
1970
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (w/ Derek & The Dominoes)
1970
The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking (w/ Roger Waters)
1984
Live At The Fillmore (w/ Derek & The Dominoes)
1994

Other participations CLICK HERE!

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