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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton may have the most impressive résumé in rock ‘n’ roll history, having played in the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluebreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos. He’s also racked up a solo career that spans more than 40 years and includes a pair of No. 1 albums, a No. 1 single and guest spots on records by his famous friends. Through it all, he’s carved out a reputation as one of the greatest guitar players of all time, a student of traditional music who helped spearhead the blues-rock movement of the late ‘60s with his fiery leads and clear tone. On his best work – early records by the Yardbirds, Cream’s brief catalog, the Dominos’ one album and even solo albums like ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’ and ‘Slowhand’ – Clapton has proven to be a team player whose sharp guitar skills naturally gravitate toward the spotlight.

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

How Eric Clapton Got Out of Rehab and Released ‘Money and Cigarettes’

Having just emerged from rehab for alcoholism, Eric Clapton says he named 'Money and Cigarettes' -- which was released in February 1983 -- after "all I saw myself having left."

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Express, Getty Images

The Story of Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert

Most stints in rehab take place secretly, or at the very least privately. Then there was Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert.

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Polydor
Polydor

Eric Clapton’s Early Albums to Be Reissued in Vinyl Box

If your turntable's crying out for some classic Eric Clapton, help is on the way.

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Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eric Clapton, ‘Slowhand at 70: Live at the Royal Albert Hall': DVD Review

In March 2015, Eric Clapton turned 70. Two months later, he set up camp at London's Royal Albert Hall for a series of seven shows, 50 years after his first performance there with the Yardbirds.

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Michel Boutefeu / Scott Gries, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: Neal Schon Plays With Eric Clapton, Turns Down Chance to Join Derek and the Dominos

Before Neal Schon started his distinguished career trading licks with a legend, he turned down a job offer from another guitar god: Eric Clapton.

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Atco
Atco

45 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Opens Up His Heart and Makes His Masterpiece With Derek and the Dominos

Eric Clapton's best album wasn't credited to him and wasn't even a real band.

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Eric Clapton, 'Journeyman'
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The Moment Eric Clapton Began Turning Away from Pop

Released in November 1989, Eric Clapton's 'Journeyman' was a clear step back from the adult-contemporary abyss of his earlier '80s-era output.

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Eric Clapton Albums, Ranked Worst to Best

Eric Clapton Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Eric Clapton had already carved out a respectable career for himself before he issued his first solo album. Since then, he's released nearly two dozen records under his own name.

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YouTube
YouTube

Eric Clapton’s ‘Slowhand at 70′ Film Is Coming to DVD and Blu-ray

Eric Clapton's new live film and album are headed for the home market this fall.

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YouTube

Watch Eric Clapton Play ‘Cocaine’ in a Clip From New Concert Film

Eric Clapton has posted the first full-length performance clip from his upcoming concert film, Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall — Slowhand at 70.

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