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.
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.
Eric Clapton Details ‘Severe Reactions’ to AstraZeneca Vaccine
Guitarist blames U.K. government "propaganda" for what he believes was misinformation about the vaccine's safety.
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.