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Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton


Background information
Birth name Eric Patrick Clapton
Born March 30, 1945
Born place Ripley, Surrey, England
Genre(s) Hard Rock
Psychedelic Rock
Blues Rock
Rock
Years active 1962—present
Label(s) Polydor
Reprise Records
Atco Records
Apple Records
Associated acts Paul McCartney
The Beatles
George Harrison
The Dirty Mac
The Plastic Ono Band
The Yardbirds
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
Eric Clapton's Powerhouse
Cream
Free Creek
Dire Straits
Blind Faith
Freddie King
Phil Collins
Delaney, Bonnie & Friends
Derek and the Dominos
Simon Climie
Jeff Beck
Steve Winwood
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Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. Clapton is the only person who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times; as a solo performer, as well as a member of rock bands The Yardbirds and Cream. Throughout his career, Clapton has been viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time, Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and #53 on their list of the "Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time". In 2010, Clapton was ranked #4 on Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.


Albums
Clapton (2010) Live From Madison Square Garden (2009) Complete Clapton (2007) The Road To Escondido (2006) Back Home (2005) Me And Mr. Johnson (2004) Reptile (2001) Riding With The King (2000) Pilgrim (1998) Crossroads 2: Live In Seventies [Box Set] (1996)


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News

Eric Clapton To Play Landmark Gig In North Korea?

February 27, 2008
Eric Clapton has been invited to play a landmark concert in communist North Korea, according to an official at the country’s embassy in London. The confirmation follows a report in today’s Financial Times which claimed that North Korea had invited Clapton to perform in the capital Pyongyang in 2009.  Read more 

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