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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.

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Rick Diamond / Larry Busacca / Paul Kane / Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

Guitarist Sonny Landreth Shares Memories of Working With Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Gov’t Mule and More: Exclusive Interview

Over the course of a recording career that's spanned more than 40 years (and counting), Sonny Landreth's distinctive slide guitar has added a little extra sting to a lengthy list of albums.

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Jesse Grant, Getty Images

Inside Eric Clapton’s New Tour With Bassist Nathan East: Exclusive Interview

Bassist Nathan East discusses on-going Eric Clapton dates, Phil Collins' un-retirement, and what it takes to become a great sideman.

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Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

Eric Clapton Jams With Jimmie Vaughan and Gary Clark Jr. at First 2017 U.S. Concert

Eric Clapton returned to Madison Square Garden last night for the first in a small handful of 2017 U.S. performances, joined by special guests Jimmie Vaughan and Gary Clark, Jr.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

‘Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars’ Documentary in the Works

One of rock'n' roll's most fascinating lives and distinguished careers is getting the documentary treatment with the forthcoming feature Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars.

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Larry Busacca / Ben Pruchnie, Getty Images

Eric Clapton Releases Song for John Wetton

Eric Clapton recorded some music in memory of Asia and King Crimson bassist John Wetton.

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

25 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases ‘Tears in Heaven’

Eric Clapton turned to the healing power of music at one of his darkest personal moments.

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YouTube

Eric Clapton Announces North American Live Dates for 2017

These shows continue a trend of limited touring for Eric Clapton over the last several years.

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Eric Clapton Caught a Really Big Fish

If this rock 'n' roll thing doesn't work out, Eric Clapton still won't have to worry about where his next meal is coming from.

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Reprise

Eric Clapton Announces New Concert Recording, ‘Live in San Diego’

Eric Clapton was joined by his late friend and mentor J.J. Cale, author of "After Midnight" and "Cocaine."

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Deram

50 Years Ago: John Mayall Enlists a New Member for ‘Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton’

John Mayall and Eric Clapton were both relatively well known when they joined up for an album in July 1966.

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