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.
Ozzy Osbourne Enlists Tony Iommi and Eric Clapton for Upcoming LP
Black Sabbath singer also recruited Jeff Beck and Zakk Wylde to play on follow-up to 2020's 'Ordinary Man.'
Reissue Roundup: Summer Sets From Eric Clapton, Motorhead, More
Recent archival releases include expanded box sets, rare live LPs and revised compilations.
Hear Eric Clapton's Latest Protest Song, 'This Has Gotta Stop'
He's still frustrated, but new single moves beyond recent lockdown-related complaints.
When Eric Clapton Enlisted the Band for 'No Reason to Cry'
He couldn't join the group, so he went for the next best thing.
When Eric Clapton's Bigoted 1976 Rant Sparked Rock Against Racism
After guitar legend voiced controversial opinions onstage, others rallied in the opposite direction.
Eric Clapton Says He Won't Play to 'Discriminated' U.K. Audiences
Guitarist won't perform at venues that require proof of vaccination for large-scale events.
Eric Clapton Feels ‘Ostracized’ By Friends Over His COVID Views
“My phone doesn’t ring very often,” the guitarist admits.
Hear Van Morrison and Eric Clapton on Revamped Song 'The Rebels'
Track is reworked version of Morrison's recent solo cut "Where Have All the Rebels Gone?"
'Eric Clapton' Anniversary Deluxe Edition Due This Summer
Four-CD set includes new mixes, rarities and more.