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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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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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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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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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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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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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