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Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Clapton 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 fourth 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.

In the mid sixties, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname "Slowhand", and graffiti in London declared "Clapton is God." Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, the power trio, Cream, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop." For most of the seventies, 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 gain reggae a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded by Derek and the Dominos, and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded by Cream. A recipient of seventeen Grammy Awards, in 2004 Clapton was awarded a CBE 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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Clapton 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 fourth 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.

In the mid sixties, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname "Slowhand", and graffiti in London declared "Clapton is God." Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, the power trio, Cream, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop." For most of the seventies, 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 gain reggae a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded by Derek and the Dominos, and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded by Cream. A recipient of seventeen Grammy Awards, in 2004 Clapton was awarded a CBE 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.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Eric Clapton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 115

Birthday 1945-03-30

Place of Birth Ripley, Surrey, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Monochrome: Black, White & Blue
Blues at the BBC as Himself
Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy - South Bank Session as Himself
2018 Echo in the Canyon as Himself
2018 Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story as Himself
2018 Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars as Himself
2017 Eric Clapton: Live In San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale) as Himself
2016 Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Eric Clapton: Slowhand at 70 - Live at The Royal Albert Hall
2014 Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall as Himself
2014 Eric Clapton - Planes, Trains and Eric
2014 John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly
2013 Eric Clapton - Give Me Strength: The 74-75 Recordings
2013 Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 as Himself
2013 Eric Clapton Live At Baloise Session as Himself - Guitar, Vocals
2013 Eric Clapton - Live on Basel as Vocals, Guitar
2012 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief as Himself
2012 Beware of Mr. Baker as Himself
2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley
2011 Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center
2011 George Harrison: Living in the Material World as Himself
2010 Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight - Live in Japan 2009 as Himself (vocals, guitar)
2010 Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010
2010 The Best British Rock Concert Of All Time: Live At Knebworth as Himself
2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up
2010 A Concert by the Lake as Himself
2009 The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert as Himself (archive footage)
2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire as Himself
2009 Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood - Live from Madison Square Garden
2009 Allman Brothers Band - With Eric Clapton at the Beacon Theatre, NYC as Himself
2009 Eric Clapton: Live at Budokan
2009 Eric Clapton: Live At Budokan, Tokyo, Japan as Himself
2009 The A.R.M.S. Benefit Concert from London as himself
2007 Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 as Himself
2007 Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built
2007 Eric Clapton: Live in San Diego as guitar · lead vocals
2006 Classic Albums: Cream - Disraeli Gears as Himself
2006 Buddy Guy Can't Quit The Blues
2006 Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 1969 as Himself
2006 Eric Clapton - Live at Montreux 1986
2006 Eric Clapton ‎– After Midnight Live as Sänger, Lead-Gitarre
2006 J.J. Cale - To Tulsa And Back (On tour with J.J. Cale) as Himself
2006 The Passing Show: The Life and Music of Ronnie Lane as Himself
2005 Cream - Royal Albert Hall London as Himself - Guitar, vocals
2005 Scotty Moore & Friends: A Tribute to the King as Himself
2005 Eric Clapton - Back Home as Himself
2005 Classic Artists: Cream – Their Fully Authorized Story as Himself
2004 Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J as Himself
2004 Zucchero - Zu and co. - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
2004 Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival
2003 Red, White and Blues as Himself
2003 John Lee Hooker: That's My Story
2003 Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' as Himself
2002 Concert for George as Himself
2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace as Himself
2001 Eric Clapton - Live in Hyde Park as Himself - Guitar, Vocals
2001 The Concert for New York City as Himself
2001 Eric Clapton: One More Car One More Rider as Himself - Guitar, Lead Vocals
2001 Eric Clapton Live at Budokan, Tokyo as Vocals, Guitar
2001 Eric Clapton: This Song for George
1999 Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua as Himself
1999 David Sanborn & Friends - The Super Session II
1998 Blues Brothers 2000 as The Louisiana Gator Boys
1997 Music for Montserrat
1997 Legends - Live At Montreux as himself
1996 A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan as Himself
1995 The Frank Skinner Show(1 episode)
1995 Eric Clapton - Nothing But the Blues as Himself
1995 Robbie Robertson: Going Home as Himself
1993 Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration as Himself
1992 Eric Clapton Unplugged
1992 Sting: It's Probably Me as Himself
1991 My Sweet Lord in the Far East as Himself
1991 Yardbirds as Himself
1991 Eric Clapton: 24 Nights as Himself
1990 Silver Clef Award Winners Show, Knebworth Park
1990 Phil Collins: I Wish It Would Rain Down as Guitar player
1990 The Cream of Eric Clapton as self
1990 Eric Clapton: The Man & His Music as Himself
1989 MTV Unplugged(1 episode)
1988 Eric Clapton at Tokyo Dome
1988 The Prince's Trust Rock Concert
1988 Eric Clapton: Philadelphia
1987 B.B. King & Friends as Himself
1987 Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll
1985 Carl Perkins & Friends: Blue Suede Shoes - A Rockabilly Session as himself
1985 Live Aid
1985 Water as Himself - The Singing Rebels' Band
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball as Himself
1979 CBS News Sunday Morning(1 episode)
1978 20/20(1 episode)
1978 The Last Waltz as Himself
1978 An Audience with...(1 episode) as Himself
1978 Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel
1975 Tommy as The Preacher
1973 Jimi Hendrix
1972 The Concert for Bangladesh
1970 Cucumber Castle as Himself (as Blind Faith)
1969 John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto as Himself
1969 Supershow as Himself
1969 Cream - Farewell Concert as Himself
1968 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus as Himself - The Dirty Mac
1968 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
1968 All My Loving as Himself

Sound

2016 The Wolf from Royal Vineyard StreetMusic
1999 The Story of UsOriginal Music Composer
1998 Lethal Weapon 4Original Music Composer
1997 Nil by MouthMusic
1996 The VanOriginal Music Composer
1992 Lethal Weapon 3Original Music Composer
1991 RushOriginal Music Composer
1989 CommunionOriginal Music Composer
1989 Lethal Weapon 2Original Music Composer
1987 Lethal WeaponOriginal Music Composer
1984 The HitMusic
1973 Mean StreetsOriginal Music Composer

Production

2017 Eric Clapton: Live In San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale)Producer
2007 Eric Clapton: Live in San DiegoProducer
2002 Concert for GeorgeProduction Director

Writing

1992 Sting: It's Probably MeWriter

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