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The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001.

Clapton, Eric Patrick

Born 1945.
British guitarist, singer, and songwriter, b. Ripley, Surrey, England. A seminal figure in rock music, he is noted especially for his virtuoso guitar playing, whose style is based on American blues as played by “T-Bone” Walker, B. B. King, Muddy Waters, and particularly Robert Johnson. Clapton was influential in the development of rock music in the 1960s, playing with the Yardbirds (1963–65), John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (1965–66), Cream (1966–68), Blind Faith (1969), and Derek and the Dominos (1970–71). His first solo recording, Eric Clapton, featuring the hit After Midnight, was released in 1970. In seclusion from 1971 while battling heroin addiction, he resurfaced in 1974 with 461 Oceanside Boulevard, which included a version of Bob Marley’s I Shot the Sheriff. In the 1990s he achieved a career comeback with the all-acoustic Unplugged (1992) and the traditional blues of From the Cradle (1994). The death of his son, Conor, in 1991, prompted the song Tears in Heaven.

A complete biography:

"It sounds strange for me to be saying this, but I've come around to the idea that sex really is for procreation."
(Source: You! Magazine, 8/95)

It's been very important throughout my career that I've met all the guys I've copied, because at each stage they've said, "Don't play like me, play like you."

I've felt that the only way to survive was with dignity, pride and courage.
Eric Clapton
Source: The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Quotations compiled by J. M. Cohen


Most of Clapton's words are in his lyrics. The following are links that lead to such resources:


Clapton Guitar Tab (a large and comprehensive collection)


Record Reviews



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