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.
Watch Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton Cover Eric Clapton
Rockers deliver socially distant version of Slowhand's 1970 single "Let It Rain."
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'Steel Wheels Live' stems from a guest-filled stop in Atlantic City in 1989.
Jamie Oldaker, Drummer for Eric Clapton, Dead at 68
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Listen to Eric Clapton’s Unreleased Duet With B.B. King
“Rollin’ and Tumblin’” is one of two tracks added to ‘Riding With the King’ for reissue.
Label Pressure Helped Eric Clapton to Big Hit With 'Forever Man'
The only consolation was how well it all worked.
Why Eric Clapton Lost Momentum on 'There's One in Every Crowd'
Follow-up to '461 Ocean Boulevard' couldn't match its predecessor's gold-selling, chart-topping success.
When Eric Clapton’s Split With Yardbirds Caused a Chain Reaction
Guitarist sent heavy blues in a new direction when he quit band in 1965.
The Mystery of Eric Clapton's Lost James Bond Song
‘License to Kill’ track and video were completed but rejected at the last moment.
Watch Van Morrison, Eric Clapton and Nick Mason Rock for Charity
Classic rockers turned out to raise money for new cancer-treatment facility.
When Clapton, Page, May and Jeff Beck Awkwardly Met the Queen
Queen Elizabeth II made headlines after a 2005 Buckingham Palace event when she failed to recognize four of rock's most famous guitarists.