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Eric Clapton: Guitar Legend


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Eric Clapton is an acclaimed musical artist, nicknamed “Slowhand” and known for his superb guitar playing
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Eric Clapton is an acclaimed musical artist, nicknamed “Slowhand” and known for his superb guitar playing
ability. Originally from Ripley, Surrey, England, Clapton was born on March 30, 1945. His musical genres
include blues, rock, psychedelic rock, and blues rock. Clapton is regarded by many as on e of the greatest
and most influential guitarists. Aside from winning Grammy Awards, Eric Clapton has three inductions into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Clapton started off by joining the rock and roll band The Yardbirds in 1963, but left in 1965 as the band had
more of a pop orientation than he would have liked, remaining dedicated to the blues. Eric then joined John
Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, who would help Clapton establish himself as one of the worlds best blues
guitarists. Clapton left however quickly left Bluesbreakers as well, forming the band Cream in 1966. During
his time with Cream was when he began to develop as a singer and songwriter along with is already notable
guitar skills. Cream would break up two years later however in 1968.


Eric Clapton either played with and/or started a number of other successful groups before taking a career
break because of personal issues in the 1970’s and has sporadically released solo albums since then. Some
of his solo albums include: There’s One in Every Crowd, Another Ticket, Reptile, Sessions for Robert J, and
Back Home.


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