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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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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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Getty Images

Eric Clapton Explains Recent Health Issues: Like ‘Electric Shocks Going Down Your Leg’

Eric Clapton's long-standing pains might force him to stop performing, but he knows he's survived worse.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Eric Clapton Reportedly Guesting on New Rolling Stones Record

The "blues-themed" new album that the Rolling Stones have been working on will reportedly feature a cameo appearance from Eric Clapton.

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Adrian Borromeo, Ultimate Classic Rock

20 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Saves His Guitars From a House Fire

What's the first thing you'd save if you came home and found your house on fire? Eric Clapton found himself forced to answer that question on May 25, 1996.

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Bushbranch Records / Surfdog Records

Eric Clapton, ‘I Still Do': Album Review

A new album finds Eric Clapton working with the producer of 'Slowhand' again, but its less-heralded 1978 follow up actually serves as a better template for 2016's laid-back 'I Still Do.'

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YouTube

Eric Clapton Talks New Album: ‘I Kind of Might Be Saying Goodbye’

Eric Clapton isn't saying he's ready to retire just yet — but he won't rule out the possibility either.

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Larry Busacca / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Eric Clapton Says George Harrison Does Not Appear on His New Album

But he won't reveal who's credited as "Angelo Mysterioso" on 'I Still Do.'

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Warner Bros.

Watch Eric Clapton’s Video for ‘Spiral’

Eric Clapton's new video is a journey through his past.

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Eagle Rock

Eric Clapton Featured in New VH1 and MTV Music Special

Eric Clapton celebrates the arrival of his new album with a music special.

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YouTube

Watch Eric Clapton’s New Lyric Video for ‘Can’t Let You Do It’

Eric Clapton has released a lyric video for "Can't Let You Do It," a track from his forthcoming album I Still Do.

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