Mention the name Eric Clapton and you will immediately think Guitar. Eric is a great guitar player, and a great showman.
Eric was born on March 30, 1945, in a very pleasant county of England – Surrey.
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.
He has won Grammy Awards, and he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The first band that he joined, in 1963, was the Yardbirds, and he stayed with them until 1965 by which time he felt that they were moving into pop, and he wanted to stay with the blues.
And he did pursue his interest in the Blues by joining John Mayall and thre Bluesbreakers, a band which helped take Eric to great heights musically.
But he did not stay with them for very long, breaking away and forming the all time great band Cream, where he developed not only as a guitarist, but as a singer and songwriter.
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 1970s and has sporadically released solo albums since then.
Eric has released a number of solo albums including Theres one in every crowd, Another Ticket, Reptile, and Back Home.
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