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.
How Eric Clapton Survived Buffalo Springfield Drug Bust
Cream star found himself wearing pink boots in a Los Angeles county jail with three Black Panthers.
How Eric Clapton Rebounded on 'Another Ticket,' Then Fell Again
He came into the sessions without any real direction. He left the project behind in even worse shape.
Win an Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Prize Pack
Grand prize includes a Fender Stratocaster, Ernie Ball accessory pack and the complete Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 set on LP, CD and Blu-ray.
Watch Eric Clapton in Clip From Bee Gees Documentary
Scene from ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ explores the development of the band’s falsetto vocals.
Van Morrison, Eric Clapton Release New Anti-Lockdown Song
"There are many of us who support Van and his endeavors to save live music; he is an inspiration," Clapton says.
How Derek and the Dominos Grew Out of George Harrison’s Debut
'All Things Must Pass' did more than launch his post-Beatles solo career.
Watch Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton Cover Eric Clapton
Rockers deliver socially distant version of Slowhand's 1970 single "Let It Rain."
Rolling Stones Joined by Axl Rose, Eric Clapton on New Live DVD
'Steel Wheels Live' stems from a guest-filled stop in Atlantic City in 1989.
Jamie Oldaker, Drummer for Eric Clapton, Dead at 68
His career also included stints with Peter Frampton, Bob Seger and Frehley's Comet.