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Encyclopedia > Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
Clapton at the Tsunami Relief concert, 2005
Clapton at the Tsunami Relief concert, 2005
Background information
Birth name Eric Patrick Clapton
Also known as Slowhand
Born 30 March 1945 (1945-03-30) (age 62)
Ripley, Surrey, England
Genre(s) Blues, blues-rock, hard rock, pop, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Instrument(s) Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1963 - present
Associated acts Casey Jones and the Engineers, The Roosters, The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, The Glands [1] Powerhouse, Cream, The Beatles, The Dirty Mac, Blind Faith, The Plastic Ono Band, Delaney, Bonnie & Friends, Derek and the Dominos, Roger Waters, T.D.F.
Website Official website
Notable instrument(s)
Guitars
Blackie Fender Stratocaster
Brownie Fender Stratocaster

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries,[4] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Yardbirds, Cream, and solo). Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Clapton[5] was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[6] and #53 on their list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[7] Download high resolution version (1373x1830, 389 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... For other uses, see Ripley (disambiguation). ... 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For the 1970 album, see John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band The Plastic Ono Band was a conceptual supergroup formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 before the dissolution of The Beatles. ... Delaney & Bonnie and Friends was a rock/soul revue fronted by husband-and-wife singer/songwriters Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. ... Derek and the Dominos were a blues-rock supergroup formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton with Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon, who had all played with him in Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. ... George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ... Simon Climie is the former lead singer of the 1980s UK pop duo Climie Fisher, who is now more known for his work as a collaborator with Eric Clapton on albums such as Pilgrim, Reptile and Riding with the King. ... 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Although Clapton's musical style has varied throughout his career, it has always remained rooted in the blues. Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career, which have included blues-rock (with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds) and psychedelic rock (with Cream). Clapton has also achieved great chart success in genres ranging from Delta blues (Me and Mr. Johnson) to pop ("Change the World") and reggae (Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff"). Clapton also achieved fame with Derek and the Dominos through the hit song "Layla". Blues music redirects here. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... John Mayall and Paul Butterfield, 1967 John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers are a pioneering English blues band, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, OBE, that has included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... Cream were a classic 1960s British rock band, which consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. ... Delta blues are named for the Mississippi Delta. ... DVD Cover DVD cover Me and Mr. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... {{dabpage|Change the World is also the name of a song by Cold, from the album A Different Kind of Pain, and a son by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony off the album Change the World is a song recorded by Eric Clapton with backing by Babyface for the soundtrack of... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... I Shot The Sheriff is a song written by Eric Clapton. ... Derek and the Dominos were a blues-rock supergroup formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton with Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon, who had all played with him in Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. ... Layla is the title track on the Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, released in December 1970. ...

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Musical career and personal life

Early years

Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England the son of 16 year old Patricia Molly Clapton and Edward Walter Fryer, a 24-year-old soldier from Montreal, Canada; the two were not married. Fryer shipped off to war prior to Clapton's birth and then returned to Canada. For other uses, see Ripley (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...


Clapton grew up with his grandmother, Rose, and her second husband Jack, believing they were his parents and that his mother was his older sister. Their surname was Clapp, which has given rise to the widespread but erroneous belief that Clapton's real surname is Clapp (Clapton is the name of Rose's first husband, Eric Clapton's maternal grandfather). Years later, his mother married another Canadian soldier, moved to Canada and left Eric with his grandparents. When Clapton was nine years old, he discovered the true situation when his mother and six year old half-brother, Brian, returned to England for a visit. The experience became a defining moment in his life. He stopped applying himself at school and became moody and distant from his family.[8] Brian died in 1974 in a road accident. Clapton also has two half-sisters from his mother's marriage: Cheryl (born in May 1953) and Heather (born in September 1958).[citation needed]


Clapton grew up quiet, shy, lonely and in his words a "nasty kid", who was very serious about his musical goals. However he is also known to have had a sense of humour.[9][10]


Clapton spent his secondary school years at the Hollyfield School in Surbiton. His first job was as a postman. Clapton received an acoustic Spanish Hoya guitar for his 13th birthday. He found learning the instrument very difficult and nearly gave up. He was influenced by the blues from an early age and practiced long hours to learn chords and copy the music of black blues artists that he listened to on his Grundig Cub tape recorder. Hollyfield School is a co-educational secondary foundation school in Surbiton, Surrey, England, with Technology College status. ... , Surbiton, a suburban area of London in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, is a commuter town next to the river Thames, populated with a mixture of Art-Deco courts, spacious and grand late-19th century town houses blending into a sea of semi-detached 20th century housing estates. ... Blues music redirects here. ...


After leaving school, Clapton completed a one-year foundation art course in 1962 at the Kingston College of Art but he did not go on to undertake an art degree. Around this time Clapton began busking around Kingston, Richmond and the West End of London.[11] When he was 17 years old Clapton joined his first band. It was an early British R&B group called The Roosters. He stayed with this band from January through August in 1963. Clapton did a seven-gig stint with Casey Jones and the Engineers in October 1963.[12] Kingston upon Thames, part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, is an ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned, and is now a lively suburb of London. ... Richmond is a suburb and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London, England. ... The interior of Covent Garden Market in the West End The West End of London is an area of Central London, England, containing many of the citys major tourist attractions, businesses, and administrative headquarters. ...


The Yardbirds & the Bluesbreakers

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Clapton joined The Yardbirds, a blues-influenced rock and roll band, in 1963 and stayed with them until March 1965. Synthesising influences from Chicago blues and leading blues guitarists such as Buddy Guy, Freddie King and B.B. King, Clapton forged a distinctive style and rapidly became one of the most talked-about guitarists in the British music scene.[13] The band initially played Chess/Checker/Vee-Jay blues numbers and began to attract a large cult following when they took over the Rolling Stones' residency at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond. They toured England with American bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson II; a joint LP, recorded in December 1963, was issued belatedly under both their names in 1965. In March 1965, just as Clapton left the band, the Yardbirds had their first major hit, "For Your Love", on which Clapton played guitar. Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... John Mayall and Paul Butterfield, 1967 John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers are a pioneering English blues band, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, OBE, that has included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ... Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an influential American blues guitarist and singer, best known for his recordings Hide Away, Have You Ever Loved A Woman and Going Down. // King was born Frederick Christian in Gilmer, Texas on September 3, 1934. ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... The Chess Records logo, as featured on this Memphis Slim single. ... Checker Records was started in 1952 as the gospel subsidiary of Chess Records. ... Vee-Jay Records was a record label, specializing in blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll. ... This article is about the rock band. ... This article is about the Crawdaddy music venue in England. ... Richmond is a suburb and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London, England. ... Sonny Boy Williamson, circa 1964 Aleck Rice Miller (December 5, 1899 - May 25, 1965), a. ... For Your Love is the first U.S. album (second album overall) by British blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in August 1965. ...


It was during his time with the Yardbirds that Clapton acquired the nickname "Slowhand". Whenever he broke a guitar string on stage he would immediately replace it himself; British audiences would respond with slow hand claps until he was finished and ready to play again. Inspired by this, and also in ironic reference to Clapton's 'fast' playing, the Yardbirds' manager Giorgio Gomelsky christened him "Slowhand" Clapton.[14]


Still obstinately dedicated to blues music, Clapton was strongly offended by the Yardbirds' new pop-oriented direction, partly because "For Your Love" had been written by pop songwriter-for-hire Graham Gouldman, who had also written hits for teen pop outfit Herman's Hermits and harmony pop band The Hollies. Clapton recommended fellow guitarist Jimmy Page as his replacement, but Page was at that time unwilling to relinquish his lucrative career as a freelance studio musician, so Page in turn recommended Clapton's successor, Jeff Beck.[15] While Beck and Page played together in the Yardbirds, the trio of Beck, Page, and Clapton were never in the group together. However, the trio did appear on the 12-date benefit tour for Action for Research into Multiple Sclerosis, as well as on the album Guitar Boogie, but not all on the same tracks. Graham Keith Gouldman (born on 10 May 1946, in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, in England) is an English songwriter and musician who was a long-time member of British band 10cc. ... Hermans Hermits were an English rock band in the 1960s, formed in Manchester in 1963. ... Hollies redirects here. ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is a chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). ... Guitar Boogie is a very rare blues album with Eric Clapton,Jeff Beck,Jimmy Page and The All Stars Band. ...


Clapton joined John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in April 1965. His passionate playing in nightclubs — and on the immensely influential album, Blues Breakers — established Clapton's name worldwide as a blues guitarist. With his 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar and Marshall amplifier, Clapton's playing by then had inspired a well-publicised graffiti that deified him with the famous slogan "Clapton is God". The phrase was spray-painted by an admirer on a wall in an Islington Underground station in the autumn of 1967. The graffito was captured in a now-famous photograph, in which a dog is urinating on the wall. Clapton is well reported to have been embarrassed by the slogan, saying in The South Bank Show profile of him made in 1987, "I never accepted that I was the greatest guitar player in the world. I always wanted to be the greatest guitar player in the world, but that's an ideal, and I accept it as an ideal." The phrase began to appear in other areas of Islington throughout the mid-60s.[16] John Mayall and Paul Butterfield, 1967 John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers are a pioneering English blues band, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, OBE, that has included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all... Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton is a 1966 Electric Blues album by John Mayalls Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton as lead guitarist. ... For other uses, see Graffiti (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Islington (disambiguation). ... The London Underground is an underground railway system - also known as a rapid transit system - that serves a large part of Greater London, United Kingdom and some neighbouring areas. ... The South Bank Show is a British television arts magazine show, presented by Melvyn Bragg and seen in over 60 countries — including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. Its stated aim is to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience. ...


Cream

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Clapton left the Bluesbreakers in July 1966 (to be replaced by Peter Green) and then formed Cream, one of the earliest supergroups. Cream was also one of the earliest "power trios", with Jack Bruce on bass (also of Manfred Mann, the Bluesbreakers and the Graham Bond Organisation) and Ginger Baker on drums (another member of the GBO). Before the formation of Cream, Clapton was all but unknown in the United States; he left The Yardbirds before "For Your Love" hit the American Top Ten, and had yet to perform there.[17][18] During his time with Cream, Clapton began to develop as a singer and songwriter, as well as guitarist, though Bruce took most of the lead vocals and wrote the majority of the material with lyricist Pete Brown.[19] Cream's first gig was an unofficial performance at the Twisted Wheel in Manchester on 29 July 1966 before their full debut two nights later at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor. Cream established an enduring legend on the high-volume blues jamming and extended solos of their live shows, while their studio work was focused on shorter versions of the same songs. Cream were a classic 1960s British rock band, which consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. ... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, October 29, 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founding member of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... Cream were a classic 1960s British rock band, which consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. ... In the late 1960s, the term supergroup was coined to describe music groups comprising members who had already achieved fame or respect in other groups or as individual artists. ... The power trio is a rock and roll band format popularized in the 1960s. ... John Symon Asher Jack Bruce (born May 14, 1943) is a Scottish-born musician, composer and singer. ... Cock-A-Hoop Manfred Mann was a British R&B and pop band of the 1960s, named after its keyboard player, who later led the successful 1970s follow-on group Manfred Manns Earth Band. ... Graham John Clifton Bond (28 October 1937 in Romford, Essex, England – 8 May 1974 at Finsbury Park station, Finsbury Park, North London, England) was an English musician, considered a founding father of the English rhythm and blues boom of the 1960s. ... Peter Edward Ginger Baker (born August 19, 1939, Lewisham, South London) is an English drummer who gained fame as a member of the Graham Bond Organization (GBO) and Cream from 1966 until 1968. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Pete Brown (born December 25, 1940 in Ashtead, Surrey, England) is a British performance poet, lyricist and musical producer, best known for his collaborations with Jack Bruce. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


In early 1967, Clapton's status as Britain's top guitarist was rivalled by the emergence of Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix attended a performance of the newly formed Cream at the Central London Polytechnic on 1 October 1966, during which Hendrix sat in on a shattering double-timed version of "Killing Floor". Top UK stars including Clapton, Pete Townshend, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles avidly attended Hendrix's early club performances. Hendrix's arrival had an immediate and major effect on the next phase of Clapton's career, although Clapton continued to be recognised in UK music polls as the premier guitarist. Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... The University of Westminster is a university in London, England, formed in 1992 as a result of the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992, which allowed the London Polytechnic (Polytechnic of Central London or PCL ) to rename itself as a university. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


It was with Cream that Clapton first visited the USA. They went to New York in March 1967 for a nine show stand at the RKO Theater. They returned to New York to record Disraeli Gears from 11 May - 15 May 1967. Disraeli Gears is the second album by British blues-rock group Cream. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Cream's repertoire varied from soulful pop ("I Feel Free") to lengthy blues-based instrumental jams ("Spoonful") and featured Clapton's searing guitar lines, Bruce's soaring vocals and prominent, fluid bass playing, and Baker's powerful, polyrhythmic jazz-influenced drumming. For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... I Feel Free is a song by British blues rock band, Cream. ... Spoonful is a song by Willie Dixon from his 1960 album I Am the Blues. ...


In a mere twenty-eight months Cream had immense commercial success, selling millions of records and playing to standing-room only crowds throughout the U.S. and Europe. They redefined the instrumentalist's role in rock and were one of the first bands to emphasise musical virtuosity, skill and flash. Their U.S. hit singles include "Sunshine of Your Love" (#5, 1968), "White Room" (#6, 1968) and "Crossroads" (#28, 1969) - a live version of Robert Johnson's "Cross Road Blues." Sunshine of Your Love is a song by the British supergroup Cream, released on the Disraeli Gears album. ... White Room, written by Jack Bruce and Pete Brown, is a single by Cream from their 1968 album Wheels of Fire. ... For the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony song, covered by Blazin Squad, see Tha Crossroads Crossroads, from Creams 1968 album Wheels of Fire, is a famous and influential blues-rock song. ... For other persons named Robert Johnson, see Robert Johnson (disambiguation). ... Cross Road Blues is one of Robert Johnsons most famous songs. ...


Although Cream was hailed as one of the greatest groups of its day, and the adulation of Clapton as a guitar hero reached new heights, the band was destined to be short-lived. The legendary infighting between Bruce and Baker and growing tensions among all three members eventually led to Cream's demise. Another significant factor was a strongly critical Rolling Stone review of a concert of the group's second headlining U.S. tour, which affected Clapton profoundly. By this time he had also fallen deeply under the spell of the music of The Band after they had released the album Music from Big Pink and began to believe that rock music was heading in a new direction. He was so infatuated with them that he even asked to join them, but was turned down.[20] This article is about the magazine. ... For other uses, see Band. ... Music From Big Pink is the 1968 debut album by folk-rock band The Band. ...


Cream's farewell album, Goodbye, featured live performances recorded live at The Forum, Los Angeles, 19 October 1968, and it was released shortly after Cream disbanded in 1968; it also featured the studio single "Badge", co-written by Clapton and George Harrison, whom he had met and become friends with after the Beatles had shared a bill with the Clapton-era Yardbirds at the London Palladium. The close friendship between Clapton and Harrison resulted in Clapton's playing on Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from the Beatles' White Album. By all accounts the presence of an outsider, especially of Clapton's calibre, had the effect of bringing peace to the disharmonious band. In the same year of release as the White Album, Harrison released his solo debut Wonderwall Music that became the first of many Harrison solo records to feature Clapton on guitar, who would go largely uncredited due to contractual restraints. The pair would often play live together as each other's guests. A year after Harrison's death in 2001, Clapton helped organise the tribute concert, for which he was musical director. is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1969 song Badge, by Cream, was penned by Eric Clapton and George Harrison during a collaborative effort between Clapton, Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a rock song by The Beatles from the double album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). ... The White Album redirects here. ... Wonderwall Music was George Harrisons first solo album and the soundtrack to the film Wonderwall. ... DVD Cover For the released album, see Concert for George (album). ...


Since their 1968 breakup, Cream briefly reunited in 1993 to perform at the ceremony inducting them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A full-scale reunion of the legendary trio took place in May 2005, with Clapton, Bruce and Baker playing 4 sold-out concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall (the scene of their 1968 farewell shows) and 3 more at New York's Madison Square Garden that October. Recordings from the London shows were released on CD and DVD in September 2005. Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6 2005 is the live recording of the Cream reunion at the Royal Albert Hall on those respective dates in 2005. ...


Blind Faith & Delaney and Bonnie and Friends

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A desultory spell in a second supergroup, the short-lived Blind Faith (1969), which was composed of Cream drummer Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood of Traffic and Ric Grech of Family, resulted in one LP and one arena-circuit tour. The supergroup debuted before 100,000 fans in London's Hyde Park on 7 June 1969, performed several dates in Scandinavia, then began a sold-out American tour in July before its one and only album had been released. The LP Blind Faith was recorded in such haste that side two consisted of just two songs, one of them a 15 minute jam entitled "Do What You Like". The album's jacket image of a topless pubescent girl was deemed controversial in the U.S. and was replaced by a photograph of the band. Blind Faith dissolved after less than seven months together. While Winwood returned to Traffic, by now Clapton was tired of both the spotlight and the hype that had surrounded Cream and Blind Faith. He wanted to make music that more closely resembled that of The Band. For other uses, see Blind Faith (disambiguation). ... Delaney, Bonnie & Friends featured artists such as Eric Clapton, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock, and Jim Gordon, who after Delaney, Bonnie & Friends, would form the group Derek and the Dominos. ... For other uses, see Blind Faith (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Traffic was a rock band from Birmingham, England, formed in late 1966 by Steve Winwood with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. ... Richard Roman Grech, November 1, 1946 – March 17, 1990. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Blind Faith is the self-titled debut and sole album of the British blues supergroup Blind Faith, which consisted of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech. ... For other uses, see Band. ...


Clapton decided to step into the background for a time, touring as a sideman with the American group Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, who had been the support act for Blind Faith's U.S. tour. He also played two dates that fall with The Plastic Ono Band. Clapton became close friends with Delaney Bramlett, who encouraged him in his singing and writing, which would show determined growth in his next effort. Using the Bramletts' backing group and an all-star cast of session players (including Leon Russell and Stephen Stills, he recorded his first solo album during two brief tour hiatuses, fittingly named Eric Clapton, which included the Bramlett composition, "Bottle Of Red Wine" and "Let It Rain". It also yielded an unexpected U.S. #18 hit, J. J. Cale's "After Midnight". Delaney, Bonnie & Friends featured artists such as Eric Clapton, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock, and Jim Gordon, who after Delaney, Bonnie & Friends, would form the group Derek and the Dominos. ... For the 1970 album, see John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band The Plastic Ono Band was a conceptual supergroup formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 before the dissolution of The Beatles. ... Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. ... Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). ... Eric Clapton is the eponymous debut solo album (he had worked on many other albums with bands such as Cream, Derek and the Dominoes, Blind Faith and many more) from the artist of the same name. ... ...


Clapton went from the stage with Delaney and Bonnie to the studio with the Dominos to record George Harrison's All Things Must Pass in spring 1970. During this busy period, Clapton also recorded with Stephen Stills, Dr John, Leon Russell, Plastic Ono Band, Howlin' Wolf, The Bonzo Dog Band, King Curtis, Ashton Gardner & Dyke, Martha Veléz, Billy Preston and Ringo Starr. Alternate cover Cover of 2001 remaster All Things Must Pass is a triple album by George Harrison recorded and released after the break-up of The Beatles. ... Dr. John, born Malcolm Rebennack (born November 21, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a colorful pianist, singer, and songwriter, whose music spans, and often combines, blues, boogie woogie, and rock and roll. ... Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), better known as Howlin Wolf or sometimes, The Howlin Wolf, was an influential blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. ... The Bonzo Dog Band (also known as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Bonzo Dog Dada Band and, colloquially, as The Bonzos) was a band created by a group of British art-school denizens of the 1960s. ... Curtis Ousley (February 7, 1934– August 13, 1971), who performed under the name King Curtis, was an American tenor, alto, and soprano saxophonist who played rhythm and blues, soul, rock, and soul jazz. ... Ashton, Gardner and Dyke was a power rock trio, most popular in the early 1970s. ... Martha Carmen Josephine Hernandéz Rosario de Veléz (b. ... William Everett Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American soul musician from Houston, Texas, raised mostly in Los Angeles, California. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ...


Derek and the Dominos

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Taking over Delaney & Bonnie's rhythm section — Bobby Whitlock (keyboards, vocals), Carl Radle (bass) and Jim Gordon (drums) — Clapton formed a new band which was similarly intended to counteract the 'star' cult that had grown up around him and display Clapton as an equal member of a fully-fledged group.[21] The band was unnamed early on simply called "Eric Clapton and Friends" with its final name, Derek and the Dominos, an accident, by all accounts. Whitlock claims the previous performer, Tony Ashton of Ashton, Gardner and Dyke mispronounced their provisional name of "Eric and the Dynamos" as Derek and the Dominos.[22] While in Clapton's biography a different story emerges claiming Ashton told Clapton to call the band "Del and the Dominos", Del being his nickname for Clapton. Del and Eric were combined and the final name became "Derek and the Dominos."[23] Derek and the Dominos were a blues-rock supergroup formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton with Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon, who had all played with him in Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. ... Image File history File links Layla_sample_1. ... Bobby Whitlock Bobby Whitlock (born in 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a session musician, best known for being a member of Derek and the Dominos. ... Carl Radle Carl Dean Radle (born June 18, 1942 Tulsa, Oklahoma, died May 30, 1980) was a bassist who toured and recorded with several of the most influential artists of the late 60s and 70s. ... James Beck Gordon (born 1945), known as Jim Gordon, is an American-born musician active during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Edward Anthony Ashton (March 1, 1946 - May 28, 2001) was a British rock musician who played in the British rock band Family as well as in Paice-Ashton-Lord with Deep Purple alumni Ian Paice and Jon Lord. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Clapton's close friendship with George Harrison had brought him into contact with Harrison's wife Pattie Boyd, with whom he became deeply infatuated. When she spurned his advances, Clapton's unrequited affections prompted most of the material for the Dominos' album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, most notably the hit single "Layla", inspired by the classical Persian poet Nezami Ganjavi's The Story of Layla and Majnun, a copy of which his friend Ian Dallas had given him. The book moved Clapton profoundly as it was the tale of a young man who fell hopelessly in love with a beautiful, unavailable woman and who went crazy because he couldn't marry her. Clapton found a strong similarity between the situation of Layla and Majnun and the one between him and Boyd-Harrison.[24] For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... George Harrison and Pattie Boyd in A Hard Days Night Patricia Anne Pattie Boyd (born 17 March 1944) is an English model and photographer who is best known as the wife of first George Harrison and then Eric Clapton. ... Eric Clapton chronology Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is a blues-rock album by Derek and the Dominos. ... Layla is the title track on the Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, released in December 1970. ... This article is about the Persian people, an ethnic group found mainly in Iran. ... Nezami (1141–1209) Nezāmi-ye Ganjavī (Persian: ; Azerbaijani: ;‎ 1141 – 1209), or Nezāmī (Persian: ), whose full name was Nizām ad-Dīn Abū Muhammad Ilyās ibn-Yusūf ibn-Zakī ibn-Muayyid, is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial... Majnun in the wilderness The madman of Layla - in Arabic مجنون ليلى (Majnun layla) or قيس وليلى (Qays and Layla), in Persian: (Leyli and Madjnun) - is a classical Middle Eastern love story. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Shaykh abdalqadir. ...


Working at Criteria Studios in Miami with legendary Atlantic Records producer Tom Dowd, who had worked with Clapton on Cream's Disraeli Gears, the band recorded a brilliant double-album, which is now widely regarded as Clapton's masterpiece. The two parts of "Layla" were recorded in separate sessions: the opening guitar section was recorded first, and for the second section, laid down several months later, drummer Jim Gordon composed and played the elegiac piano part.[25] Criteria Studios is a music studio in Miami, Florida started in 1958 by Mack Emerman. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Tom Dowd (October 20, 1925 - October 27, 2002) was an American recording engineer and producer for Atlantic Records. ...


The Layla LP was actually recorded by a five-piece version of the group, thanks to the unforeseen inclusion of guitarist Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band. A few days into the Layla sessions, Dowd — who was also producing the Allmans — invited Clapton to an Allman Brothers outdoor concert in Miami. The two guitarists — who previously knew each other only by reputation — met first onstage as Duane stopped playing in mid-solo only to discover Clapton sitting right in front of him.[26] Clapton and Allman played all night in the studio and became instant friends, and Allman was immediately invited to become the fifth member of The Dominos. (These studio jams were eventually released as part of the 3-CD 20th-anniversary edition of the Layla album.) Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American lead guitarist and noted session musician. ... The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia, labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the principal architects of Southern rock. ...

Eric Clapton performing at the Fillmore East for the recording of In Concert
Eric Clapton performing at the Fillmore East for the recording of In Concert

When Allman and Clapton met, The Dominos had barely started recording anything. Duane first added his slide guitar to "Tell the Truth" on 28 August as well as "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." In a window of only four days, the five-piece Dominos recorded "Key to the Highway", "Have You Ever Loved a Woman", and "Why Does Love Got to be So Sad." When September came around, Duane briefly left the sessions for gigs with his own band. In the two days he was absent, the four-piece Dominos recorded "I Looked Away", "Bell Bottom Blues", and "Keep on Growing." Duane returned on the 3rd to record "I am Yours", "Anyday", and "It's Too Late." On the 9th, they recorded Hendrix's "Little Wing" and the title track. The following day, the final track, "Thorn Tree in the Garden" was recorded.[27] Image File history File links ClaptonD&D.jpg‎ http://www. ... Image File history File links ClaptonD&D.jpg‎ http://www. ... Fillmore East was promoter Bill Grahams rock palace in the East Village area of New York City. ... In Concert is a live double album, recorded by Derek and the Dominos in October 1970 at the Fillmore East. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The album was heavily blues-influenced and featured a winning combination of the twin guitars of Allman and Clapton, with Allman's incendiary slide-guitar a key ingredient of the sound. Many critics would later notice that Clapton played best when in a band composed of dual guitars; working with another guitarist kept him from getting "sloppy and lazy and this was undeniably the case with Duane Allman."[28] It showcased some of Clapton's strongest material to date, as well as arguably some of his best guitar playing, with Whitlock also contributing several superb numbers, and his powerful, soul-influenced voice.[29]


Tragedy dogged the group throughout its brief career. During the sessions, Clapton was devastated by news of the death of Jimi Hendrix; eight days previously the band had cut a blistering version of "Little Wing" as a tribute to him which was added to the album. On 17 September 1970, one day before Hendrix's death, Clapton had purchased a left-handed Stratocaster that he had planned to give to Hendrix as a birthday gift. Adding to Clapton's woes, the Layla album received only lukewarm reviews upon release; Clapton took this personally, accelerating his spiral into drug addiction.[30] is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stratocaster redirects here. ...


The shaken group undertook a US tour without Allman, who had returned to the Allman Brothers Band. Despite Clapton's later admission that the tour took place amidst a veritable blizzard of drugs and alcohol, it resulted in the surprisingly strong live double album In Concert.[31] Yet, tragedy plagued the band once again. Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971, the night before The Dominos next American tour. The band had recorded several tracks for a second album (five of which were released on the Eric Clapton box-set Crossroads), but the results were mediocre. Derek and the Dominos soon disintegrated messily in London. Although Radle would remain Clapton's bass player until the summer of 1979 (Radle died in May 1980 from the effects of alcohol and narcotics), the split between Clapton and Whitlock was apparently a bitter one, and it wasn't until 2003 before they worked together again (Clapton guested on Whitlock's appearance on the Later with Jools Holland show, playing and singing "Bell Bottom Blues", available on a Later with Jools DVD). Another tragic footnote to the Dominos story was the fate of drummer Jim Gordon, who was an undiagnosed schizophrenic and years later murdered his mother during a psychotic episode. Gordon was confined to 16 years to life imprisonment, later being moved to a mental institution, where he remains today.[32] In Concert is a live double album, recorded by Derek and the Dominos in October 1970 at the Fillmore East. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Later with Jools Holland is a contemporary music show hosted by Jools Holland. ... For other uses, see Schizophrenia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Psychosis (disambiguation). ...


Solo career

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Clapton's career successes were in stark contrast to his personal life, in a chaotic mess by late 1971. In addition to his (temporarily) unrequited and intense romantic longing for Pattie Boyd, he withdrew from recording and touring to isolation in his Surrey, England residence. There he nursed his heroin addiction, resulting in a career hiatus interrupted only by the Concert for Bangladesh in August 1971 (where he passed out on stage, was revived, and continued the show).[33] In January 1973, The Who's Pete Townshend organised a comeback concert for Clapton at London's Rainbow Theatre aptly titled the "Rainbow Concert" to help Clapton kick his addiction. Clapton would return the favour by playing 'The Preacher' in Ken Russell's film version of The Who's Tommy in 1975; his appearance in the film (performing "Eyesight To The Blind") is notable for the fact that he is clearly wearing a fake beard in some shots, the result of deciding to shave off his real beard after the initial takes in an attempt to force the director to remove his earlier scene from the movie and leave the set.[34] George Harrison and Pattie Boyd in A Hard Days Night Patricia Anne Pattie Boyd (born 17 March 1944) is an English model and photographer who is best known as the wife of first George Harrison and then Eric Clapton. ... For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... The Concert For Bangladesh was the event title for two concerts held on the afternoon and evening of August 1, 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Eric Claptons Rainbow Concert was an album recorded live at Londons Rainbow Theatre on January 13, 1973, and released within the year. ... Roger Daltrey as Tommy Tommy was a 1975 musical film, based on The Whos 1969 rock opera concept album Tommy. ... Alternate cover Deluxe edition cover Tommy is the first of The Whos two full-scale rock operas (the second being Quadrophenia), and the first musical work explicitly billed as a rock opera. ...


In 1974, now partnered with Pattie (they would not actually marry until 1979) and free of heroin (although starting to drink heavily), Clapton put together a more low key touring band that included Radle, Miami guitarist George Terry, keyboardist Dick Sims, drummer Jamie Oldaker and vocalists Yvonne Elliman and (in 1975) Marcy Levy (later better known as Marcella Detroit of 1980s pop duo Shakespear's Sister). With this band Clapton recorded 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974), an album with the emphasis on more compact songs and fewer guitar solos; the cover-version of "I Shot The Sheriff" was Clapton's first #1 hit and was important in bringing reggae and the music of Bob Marley to a wider audience. This article is about the city in Florida. ... George Terry is an American blues rock and rock and roll guitarist. ... Jamire Oldaker is an American rock, blues rock and country music drummer and percussionist. ... Yvonne Elliman album cover photo c. ... Promotional Photograph (1997) Marcella Detroit (born Marcy Levy on June 21, 1959) is a singer, musician and song-writer. ... Marcella Detroit (born Marcella Levy on June 21, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer, musician and songwriter. ... Fahey and Detroit on the cover of the Hormonally Yours album Shakespears Sister (sometimes written with the apostrophe) was a band consisting of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit. ... 461 Ocean Boulevard is a 1974 (see 1974 in music) album by blues rocker Eric Clapton. ... I Shot The Sheriff is a song written by Eric Clapton. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ...


The 1975 album There's One in Every Crowd continued the trend of 461. The album's original title The World's Greatest Guitar Player (There's One In Every Crowd) was changed before pressing, as it was felt its ironic intention would be missed. (Clapton's own original cover artwork, a self-portrait of a miserable-looking character with a pint glass, was relegated to innersleeve status and replaced by a photograph of Clapton's dog Jeep, apparently with its muzzle on a coffin.) The band toured the world and subsequently released the 1975 live LP, E.C. Was Here. Theres one in Every Crowd is a 1975 album by blues rocker Eric Clapton. ... E. C. Was Here (1975) is the name of an album by Eric Clapton. ...


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Clapton continued to release albums and toured regularly. Highlights of the era include No Reason to Cry, whose collaborators included Bob Dylan and The Band, and Slowhand, which featured "Wonderful Tonight", another song inspired by Pattie Boyd, and a second J.J. Cale cover, "Cocaine", which has since become a rock staple. No Reason to Cry is an album by Eric Clapton, released in 1976. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... For other uses, see Band. ... Slowhand is an album by Eric Clapton, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... Wonderful Tonight is a song written by Eric Clapton about his then-love, Pattie Boyd. ... Cocaine is a song written by Oklahoma singer-songwriter J.J. Cale, and most notably covered by Eric Clapton on his 1977 album Slowhand. ...


Controversy

Clapton performing live at the Eishalle theater of Wetzikon, Switzerland, 19 June 1977
Clapton performing live at the Eishalle theater of Wetzikon, Switzerland, 19 June 1977

On 5 August 1976 Clapton was placed the centre of controversy when he spoke out against increasing immigration during a concert in Birmingham. Visibly intoxicated, Clapton voiced his support of controversial political candidate Enoch Powell.[35] In a 2004 interview with Uncut magazine, Clapton called Enoch Powell "outrageously brave".[36] He also stated that "My feeling about this has not changed really. We have always been up to some funny business in this country, inviting people in as cheap labour and then putting them in ghettos."[37] Eric Clapton To find out more about Eric Clapton go to: [www. ... Eric Clapton To find out more about Eric Clapton go to: [www. ... Location within Switzerland Wetzikon is a town in the of the Canton of Zürich, Switzerland. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article deals with immigration to the United Kingdom since its full political creation in 1922. ... This article is about the British city. ... John Enoch Powell, MBE (June 16, 1912 – February 8, 1998) was a British politician, linguist, writer, academic, soldier and poet. ... Special Issue Example Queen UNCUT magazine is a popular monthly publication based in London. ... John Enoch Powell, MBE (June 16, 1912 – February 8, 1998) was a British politician, linguist, writer, academic, soldier and poet. ...


Clapton has also stated that "There's no way I could be a racist. It would make no sense".[38] In his autobiography, he called himself "deliberately oblivious to it all" and wrote, "I had never really understood or been directly affected by racial conflict... when I listened to music, I was disinterested in where the players came from or what colour their skin was."[39]


In an interview with Melvin Bragg on The South Bank Show broadcast on 2 December 2007, Clapton reiterated his support for Enoch Powell and denied that Powell's views were racist.[40] Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg (born 6 October 1939, in Wigton, Cumbria) is a British author, screenwriter television and radio presenter and journalist. ... The South Bank Show is a British television arts magazine show, presented by Melvyn Bragg and seen in over 60 countries — including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. Its stated aim is to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Comeback

In 1981, Clapton was invited by producer Martin Lewis to appear at the Amnesty International benefit The Secret Policeman's Other Ball. Clapton accepted the invitation and teamed up with Jeff Beck to perform a series of duets - reportedly their first-ever billed stage collaboration. Three of the performances were released on the album of the show and one of the songs was featured in the film of the show. The performances heralded a return to form and prominence for Clapton in the new decade. Martin Lewis. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... The Secret Policemans Other Ball was the fourth of the benefit shows staged by the British Section of Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ...


In 1984, he performed on Pink Floyd member Roger Waters's solo album, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking and went on tour with Waters following the release of the album. Since then Waters and Clapton have had a close relationship. In 2005 they performed together for the Tsunami Relief Fund. In 2006 they performed at the Highclere Castle, in aid of the Countryside Alliance, playing two set pieces of "Wish You Were Here" and "Comfortably Numb". Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ... The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking is a concept album by British musician Roger Waters. ... Wish You Were Here is the title track on Pink Floyds 1975 album Wish You Were Here. ... The Wall Disc Two track listing Comfortably Numb is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd, which was released on the 1979 double album The Wall. ...


As Clapton came back from his addictions, his album output continued in the 1980s, including two produced with Phil Collins, 1985's Behind the Sun, which produced the hits "Forever Man" and "She's Waiting", and 1986's August. For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... Behind the Sun is one of the many compilation albums by legendary English guitarist, Eric Clapton. ... August is an album by blues rocker Eric Clapton released in 1986. ...


August, a polished release suffused with Collins's trademark drum/horn sound, became Clapton's biggest seller in the UK to date and matched his highest chart position, number 3. The album's first track, the hit "It's In The Way That You Use It", was also featured in the Tom Cruise-Paul Newman movie The Color of Money. The horn-peppered "Run" echoed Collins' "Sussudio" and rest of the producer's Genesis/solo output, while "Tearing Us Apart" (with Tina Turner) and the bitter "Miss You" echoed Clapton at his angry best. Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... The Color of Money was a 1984 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, continuing the story of Fast Eddie Felson from The Hustler (1959). ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ...


The period kicked off Clapton's extensive two-year period of touring with Collins and their August collaborates, bassist Nathan East and keyboard player/songwriter Greg Phillinganes. Despite his own earlier battles with the bottle, Clapton also remade "After Midnight" as a single and a promotional track for the Michelob beer brand produced by Anheuser-Busch, which had also marketed earlier songs by Collins and Steve Winwood. Michelob is the trade name of a family of beers produced by the Anheuser-Busch brewery. ... Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Clapton won more plaudits and a British Academy Television Award for his collaboration with Michael Kamen on the score for the critically-acclaimed 1985 BBC television thriller serial Edge of Darkness. The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs or, to differentiate them from the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards, are the most prestigious awards given in the British television industry, analogous to the Emmy Awards in the United States. ... Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American composer (especially of film scores), orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1985 British television drama Edge of Darkness. ...


Clapton also worked on the music for the "Lethal Weapon" motion picture series alongside Michael Kamen and David Sanborn.[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American composer (especially of film scores), orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. ... For other persons named David Sanborn, see David Sanborn (disambiguation). ...


Many factors influenced Clapton's comeback, including his "deepening commitment to Christianity", to which he had converted prior to his heroin addiction.[41]


In 1989, Clapton's commercial and artistic resurgence finally came full circle with Journeyman, which featured songs in a wide range of styles from blues to jazz, soul and pop and collaborators including George Harrison, Phil Collins, Daryl Hall, Chaka Khan, Mick Jones, David Sanborn and Robert Cray.[42] Journeyman is an album by blues/rock musician Eric Clapton, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... Daryl Hall (born Daryl Franklin Hohl on October 11, 1946, Pottstown, Pennsylvania) is an American singer and songwriter best known as half of the music duo Hall & Oates (with music partner John Oates). ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer first featured as a member of the funk band Rufus, who later became a successful solo artist. ... For the guitarist of The Clash, see Mick Jones (The Clash). ... For other persons named David Sanborn, see David Sanborn (disambiguation). ... Robert Cray (foreground) Robert Cray (born 1 August 1953, in Columbus, Georgia) is a blues musician, guitarist and singer. ...


Tragedy again

In 1984, while still married to Pattie Boyd, Clapton began a year-long relationship with Yvonne Kelly; they had a daughter, Ruth, born in January 1985. Clapton and Kelly did not make any public announcement about the birth of their daughter, and she was not publicly revealed as his child until 1991, at the funeral of his son Conor.[43] Boyd did not know of the existence of Ruth until 1991: "What cut deepest was that Eric had known about the child all along. While declaring undying love to me and pleading with me to go back to him, he had been paying Yvonne maintenance for the past six years."[44] George Harrison and Pattie Boyd in A Hard Days Night Patricia Anne Pattie Boyd (born 17 March 1944) is an English model and photographer who is best known as the wife of first George Harrison and then Eric Clapton. ... In many countries, child support or child maintenance is the ongoing obligation for a periodic payment made by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent, caregiver or guardian, for the care and support of children of a relationship or marriage that has been terminated. ...


Hurricane Hugo hit Montserrat in 1989 and this resulted in the closure of Sir George Martin and John Burgess's recording studio AIR Montserrat, where Kelly was Managing Director. Kelly and Ruth moved back to England, and the myth of Eric's secret daughter was born as a result of newspaper articles published at the time.[43] Lowest pressure 918 mbar (hPa; 27. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ...


Clapton and Boyd divorced in 1989 following his affair with Italian model Lori Del Santo, who gave birth to their son Conor in August 1986.[45][46] Boyd herself was never able to conceive children, despite attempts at in vitro fertilization.[45][44] Their divorce was granted in 1989 on grounds of "infidelity and unreasonable behaviour."[44] A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a technique in which egg cells are fertilized outside the mothers body in cases where conception is difficult or impossible through normal intercourse. ...


The early 1990s saw tragedy enter Clapton's life again on two occasions. On 27 August 1990, fellow guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, who was touring with Clapton, and two members of their road crew were killed in a helicopter crash between concerts. Then, on 20 March 1991 at 11:00 a.m., Conor, who was four years of age, died when he fell from the 53rd-story window of his mother's friend's New York City apartment, landing on the roof of an adjacent four-story building. Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven" (on the soundtrack to the 1991 movie Rush). The song was co-written by Will Jennings. He received a total of six Grammys that year for the single "Tears in Heaven" and the Unplugged album. is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Stephen Stevie Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues guitarist. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Tears in Heaven is a heartfelt ballad written and performed by Eric Clapton about the pain he felt following the 1991 death of his 4-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a 53rd story window in his mothers New York City condominium. ... Rush is a crime drama from 1991. ... Will Jennings (born 1944 in Kilgore, Texas) is a prolific and highly successful American songwriter. ...


Slowhand re-emerging

While Unplugged featured Clapton playing acoustic guitar, his 1994 album From the Cradle contained new versions of old blues standards highlighted by his electric guitar playing. The album showed that Clapton could still effectively play blues along the more mainstream music featured in his other records. A steel string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. ... From the Cradle is a blues album by Eric Clapton released in 1994. ...


Clapton's 1996 recording of the Wayne Kirkpatrick/ Gordon Kennedy/Tommy Sims tune "Change the World" (featured in the soundtrack of the movie Phenomenon) won a Grammy award for song of the year in 1997, the same year he recorded Retail Therapy, an album of electronic music with Simon Climie under the pseudonym TDF. The following year, Clapton released the album "Pilgrim", the first record featuring brand new material for almost a decade.[42] Clapton finished the twentieth century with critically-acclaimed collaborations with Carlos Santana and B. B. King. Wayne Kirkpatrick is an American singer/songwriter and musician from Nashville, Tennessee. ... Gordon Kennedy is the name of: Gordon Kennedy (musician), a rock musician from the United States; Gordon Kennedy (actor), a Scottish actor. ... Tommy Sims is a renowned bassist, producer and musician. ... Phenomenon is a 1996 drama, romance, and fantasy film written by Gerald Di Pego, directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, and Robert Duvall. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... Simon Climie is the former lead singer of the 1980s UK pop duo Climie Fisher, who is now more known for his work as a collaborator with Eric Clapton on albums such as Pilgrim, Reptile and Riding with the King. ... Simon Climie is the former lead singer of the 1980s UK pop duo Climie Fisher, who is now more known for his work as a collaborator with Eric Clapton on albums such as Pilgrim, Reptile and Riding with the King. ... Pilgrim is the name of several albums: 1973 album titled Pilgrim by Larry Gatlin 1989 album titled Pilgrim by Barry McGuire 1992 album titled Pilgrim by Joey Molland 1995 album titled Pilgrim by Shaun Davey 1998 album titled Pilgrim by Eric Clapton 1999 album titled Pilgrim by Marty Stuart 2001... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... B. B. King (born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925) is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, widely considered one of the best and most respected blues musicians of all time. ...


In 1996 Clapton had a relationship with singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow. The couple dated briefly and it is rumoured that Sheryl wrote "My Favorite Mistake" about her relationship with Clapton. They remain friends currently, and Clapton appeared as a guest on Sheryl Crow's Central Park Concert when the duo performed a Cream hit single "White Room". Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... My Favorite Mistake is the first single from Sheryl Crows third album The Globe Sessions. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... Cream were a classic 1960s British rock band, which consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. ... White Room, written by Jack Bruce and Pete Brown, is a single by Cream from their 1968 album Wheels of Fire. ...


In 1999 Clapton, then 54, met 23-year-old store clerk Melia McEnery in Los Angeles while working on an album with B.B. King. They married in 2002 at St Mary Magdalen church in Clapton's birthplace, Ripley, Surrey, and as of 2005 have three daughters, Julie Rose (June 13, 2001), Ella May (January 14, 2003), and Sophie Belle (February 1, 2005). He wrote the song "Three Little Girls", featured on his 2006 album "The Road to Escondido", about the contentment he has found in his home life with his wife and daughters. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... Mary Magdalene, which probably means Mary of Magdala, a town on the western shore of the Lake of Tiberias, is described in the New Testament as a follower of Jesus both in the canon and in the apocrypha. ... For other uses, see Ripley (disambiguation). ...


Following the release of the 2001 record Reptile, Eric performed "Layla" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at the Party at the Palace in 2002 and in November he organised and hosted the The Concert for George at the Royal Albert Hall, a tribute to George Harrison, who had died a year earlier of cancer. The concert featured Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Ravi Shankar, and others. Reptile is a blues album by Eric Clapton released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). ... Layla is the title track on the Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, released in December 1970. ... The Party at the Palace was a pop concert held in London in 2002. ... DVD Cover For the released album, see Concert for George (album). ... Albert Hall redirects here. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer and animal-rights activist. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... Jeff Lynne (born December 30, 1947 in Shard End, Birmingham) is a Grammy Award-winning English rock songwriter, singer, guitarist and record producer. ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ... For other persons named Ravi Shankar, see Ravi Shankar (disambiguation). ...


In 2004, Clapton released two records packed full of covers by legendary Bluesman, Robert Johnson. Me & Mr Johnson. The same year, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Clapton #53 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[47] For other persons named Robert Johnson, see Robert Johnson (disambiguation). ... This article is about the music magazine. ...


In May 2005, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker reunited as Cream for a series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Concert recordings were released on CD and DVD. Later, Cream performed in New York at Madison Square Garden.


Back Home, Clapton's first album of new original material in nearly five years, was released on Reprise Records on 30 August. Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Eric Clapton (4th from left) and his band live in 2007
Eric Clapton (4th from left) and his band live in 2007

In 2006 it was announced that Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II would join Clapton's band for his 2006-2007 world tour. Trucks is the third member of the Allman Brothers Band to support Clapton, the second being pianist/keyboardist Chuck Leavell who appeared on the MTV Unplugged album and the 24 Nights performances at the Royal Albert Hall theater of London (RAH) in 1990 and 1991, as well as Clapton's 1992 US tour. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 278 pixelsFull resolution (2556 × 887 pixel, file size: 491 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken at Clapton March 30 07 Concert in Fargo ND I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 278 pixelsFull resolution (2556 × 887 pixel, file size: 491 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken at Clapton March 30 07 Concert in Fargo ND I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or... Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979) is an American guitarist, bandleader (The Derek Trucks Band), and member of The Allman Brothers Band. ... Doyle Bramhall II (born 24 December 1968) is a guitarist and vocalist in his band Smokestack and is also the second guitarist in Eric Claptons band. ... The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia, labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the principal architects of Southern rock. ... Chuck Leavell (born Charles Alfred Leavell, April 28, 1952) is an American pianist and keyboardist, who was a member of The Allman Brothers Band during the height of their popularity, a founding member of the jazz-rock combo Sea Level, a frequently-employed session musician, and later, the keyboardist for... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... Unplugged is an album by Eric Clapton released in 1992. ... 24 Nights is a live album by Eric Clapton, recorded at The Royal Albert Hall in London, England in 1990 and 1991. ... Albert Hall redirects here. ...


On 20 May 2006 he performed with Queen drummer Roger Taylor and former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters, at the Highclere Castle, in aid of the Countryside Alliance. On 13 August 2006, Clapton made a surprise guest appearance at the Bob Dylan concert in Columbus, Ohio. Though he did not take the stage with Dylan, he played guitar on three songs in Jimmie Vaughan's opening act.[48] is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ... Highclere Castle is a Victorian country house in high Elizabethan style, with park designed by Capability Brown, in a 24 square kilometre estate south of Newbury, Berkshire, England. ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A collaboration with guitar legend J. J. Cale, titled The Road to Escondido, was released on 7 November 2006. The 14 track CD was produced and recorded by the duo in August 2005 in California. ... The Road to Escondido is an album by J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The rights to Clapton's official memoirs, written by Christopher Simon Sykes and published in 2007, were reportedly sold at the 2005 Frankfurt Book Fair for USD $4 million.[49] The Frankfurt Book Fair (German: Frankfurter Buchmesse) is the worlds largest trade fair for books, held annually in mid-October in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


According to Rolling Stone magazine, Clapton is currently working on an album with Robbie Robertson. Robertson performed with Clapton at the Crossroads Guitar Festival. They played their version of the Bo Diddley song "Who Do You Love", which Robertson originally did with Ronnie Hawkins, as a member of The Hawks as a tribute to Bo Diddley who had recently suffered a stroke. Clapton and Steve Winwood also reunited at the Festival, performing a set featuring numerous Blind Faith songs. The two decided to carry on the collaboration, and will perform together at Madison Square Garden in New York City for three sold-out shows on 25 February, 26 February and 28 February 2008. This article is about the magazine. ... Robbie Robertson (born Jaime Robert Robertson, 5 July 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a songwriter, guitarist and singer, best known for his membership in The Band. ... The Crossroads Guitar Festival was a music festival and benefit concert first held in 2004 and again in 2007. ... Bo Diddley (born December 30, 1928) aka The Originator, is an influential American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Who Do You Love? is a song written by Bo Diddley. ... Ronnie Hawkins, born January 10, 1935 in Huntsville, Arkansas, United States, is a pioneering rock and roll musician and cousin to fellow rockabilly pioneer Dale Hawkins. ... The Band, circa 1969. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 28 January 2008 Eric Clapton was announced as the headliner for the Saturday night of Hard Rock Calling 2008 in London's Hyde Park (previously Hyde Park Calling) with support from Sheryl Crow & John Mayer. [2] is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Hyde Park Calling is a music festival in Hyde Park, London, which first took place on Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2, 2006. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... For other persons named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ...


North Korean invitation

On February 26, 2008, it was reported that North Korean officials had invited Clapton to play a concert in the communist state.[50] According to reports, Clapton's management received the invitation and passed it on to the singer, who has agreed in principle and suggested it take place sometime in 2009.[3] Clapton's management, however, have so far refused to confirm if this is the case. If Clapton accepts the invitation, he will be the first western rock star to play there. Kim Jong Chol, the son of national leader Kim Jong Il, is said to be a Clapton fan. is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Kim Jong-chul (born September 25, 1981) is a son of Kim Jong-il and the grandson of Kim II Sung and Kim Jong-suk, the leader of North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea). ... Kim Jong-il (born February 16, 1942) has been the leader of North Korea since 1994. ...


Influences

Clapton has performed songs by myriad artists, most notably Robert Johnson and J. J. Cale. Other artists Clapton has covered include Bob Marley, Bo Diddley and Bob Dylan. He cites Freddie King, B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin and primarily Robert Johnson as major influences on his guitar playing, stating in the liner notes of his Robert Johnson tribute album Me and Mr. Johnson It is a remarkable thing to have been driven and influenced all of my life by the work of one man... I accept that it has always been the keystone of my musical foundation... I am talking of course about Robert Johnson." For other persons named Robert Johnson, see Robert Johnson (disambiguation). ... ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an influential American blues guitarist and singer, best known for his recordings Hide Away, Have You Ever Loved A Woman and Going Down. // King was born Frederick Christian in Gilmer, Texas on September 3, 1934. ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... Albert King (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992) was an influential American blues guitarist and singer. ... George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ... Hubert Sumlin (November 16, 1931) is a blues guitar player known as a both a solo artist and central element in Howlin Wolfs backup band. ... DVD Cover DVD cover Me and Mr. ...


"Robert Johnson to me is the most important blues musician who ever lived. He was true, absolutely, to his own vision, and as deep as I have gotten into the music over the last 30 years, I have never found anything more deeply soulful than Robert Johnson. His music remains the most powerful cry that I think you can find in the human voice, really. ... it seemed to echo something I had always felt." from Discovering Robert Johnson by Eric Clapton.


Clapton says in his autobiography that he didn't "get" Bob Dylan until he went electric and released Blonde On Blonde and then it "all made sense". This article is about the recording artist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1974, Clapton persuaded Freddie King to sign with RSO, Clapton's record label at the time. He has recorded more than six of J.J. Cale's originals and has put out an album with the artist. Other artists Clapton has made collaborations with include Frank Zappa, B.B King, George Harrison (with whom he worked on the songs Badge, and "Let it Grow"), Santana, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, Bob Marley, John Lennon, and The Plastic Ono Band. RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Santana (originally the Santana Blues Band) is a flexible number of musicians accompanying Carlos Santana since the late 1960s. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... For the 1970 album, see John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band The Plastic Ono Band was a conceptual supergroup formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 before the dissolution of The Beatles. ...


Clapton also collaborated with singer/songwriter John Mayer on his 2006 album release, Continuum. Mayer cites Clapton in his liner notes Eric Clapton knows I steal from him and is still cool with it. Clapton and Mayer wrote several songs together which have yet to be released. Clapton's influence inspired Mayer to write "I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)" which loosely holds characteristics of Clapton's style. For other persons named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ... Alternate covers The Local 83 exclusive cover The front cover for the UK version Singles from Continuum Released: August 2006 Released: February 15, 2007 Continuum is singer-songwriter John Mayers award-winning third studio album. ...


The search for his father

Although Clapton's grandparents had eventually told him the truth about his parentage — that he was the son of a Canadian serviceman — the precise identity of his father remained a mystery for many years. Clapton knew that his father's name was Edward Fryer, but few other details were known. This was a source of disquiet and speculation for Clapton, as witnessed by his 1998 song "My Father's Eyes." Title: My Fathers Eyes Artist: Amy Grant Genre: Gospel/Christian Styles: CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop Recorded: ??? Released: April 20, 1979 Producer: Brown Bannister Executive Producers: Michael Blanton and Chris Christian Record Label: Myrrh/Word Professional Reviews: [1] Track Listing Fathers Eyes (Chapman) - 4:03 Faith Walkin People (Bannister...


A Montreal journalist named Michael Woloschuk set about solving the mystery. He researched Canadian Armed Forces service records and tracked down members of Fryer's family, finally piecing together the story that Clapton's father was Edward Walter Fryer, born 21 March 1920, in Montreal and died 15 May 1985 in Newmarket, Ontario. Fryer was a musician (piano and saxophone) and a lifelong drifter, who was married several times, had several children and apparently never knew that he was the father of Eric Clapton.[51] Clapton personally thanked Woloschuk in an encounter at Macdonald Cartier Airport, in Ottawa, Canada.[52] Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Newmarket (2006 Population 74,295) is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Clapton's guitars

Audio samples of Clapton's guitars
  • "Steppin' Out"
    Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, 1966: Clapton's sustained, distorted Les Paul tone proved highly influential.
    "Outside Woman Blues"
    Disraeli Gears, 1967: With Cream, Clapton produces both treble-heavy sound and his famously thick "woman tone".
    "White Room"
    Wheels of Fire, 1968: Along with contemporaries like Jimi Hendrix, Clapton helped popularize the wah-wah pedal.
    "Let it Rain" (live)
    Live at the Fillmore, 1970: With Derek and the Dominos, Clapton began to use the sharper tone of the Fender Stratocaster.
    "Cocaine"
    Slowhand, 1977: Throughout his solo career in the 1970s and 80s, Clapton continued to use his favorite Stratocaster, "Blackie".
    "Bad Love"
    Journeyman, 1989: From the end of the 80s on, Clapton has favored the "compressed" tone of his signature model Stratocaster.
    "Layla" (unplugged)
    Unplugged, 1994: For his popular acoustic playing in the 1990s, Clapton used Martin steel-string acoustic.
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Clapton's choice of electric guitars has been as notable as the man himself, and alongside Hank Marvin, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, Clapton has exerted a crucial and widespread influence in popularising particular models of the electric guitar.[53] Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton is a 1966 Electric Blues album by John Mayalls Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton as lead guitarist. ... Disraeli Gears is the second album by British blues-rock group Cream. ... Wheels of Fire is the name of the double album recorded by Cream. ... Seventh release by Manchester indie rock group, James. ... Live at the Fillmore is a live double album, recorded by Derek and the Dominos in two performances at the Fillmore East in October 1970. ... Slowhand is an album by Eric Clapton, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ... For other uses, see Journeyman (disambiguation). ... Unplugged is a blues album by Eric Clapton released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... The Martin logo. ... Brian Robson Rankin (born 28 October 1941), known by the stage name Hank B. Marvin, is an English guitarist, lead guitarist for The Shadows. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... An electric guitar An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ...


With the Yardbirds, Clapton played a Fender Telecaster and a cherry-red Gibson ES-335. He became exclusively a Gibson player for a period beginning in mid-1965, when he purchased a used Gibson Les Paul Sunburst Standard guitar from a local guitar store in London. Clapton commented on the slim profile of the neck, which would indicate it as a 1960 model.[54] The Gibson Les Paul is a popular solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ...


Early during his stint in Cream, Clapton's first Les Paul Standard was stolen. He continued to play Les Pauls exclusively with Cream (one bought from Andy Summers was almost identical to the stolen guitar)[55] until 1967 when he acquired his most famous guitar in this period, a 1964 Gibson SG.[56] In early 1967, just before their first US appearance, Clapton's SG, Bruce's Fender VI and Baker's drum head were repainted in psychedelic designs created by the visual art collective known as The Fool. In 1968 Clapton bought a Gibson Firebird and started using the Gibson ES-335 again.[57] The aforementioned 1964 ES-335 had a storied career. Clapton used it at the last Cream show in November, 1968. It was also used during Blind Faith, played sparingly for slide pieces in the 1970s, heard on Hard Times from Journeyman and the From the Cradle sessions and tour. It was sold for $847,500 at the 2004 auction.[58] Gibson produced a limited run of 250 "Crossroads 335" replicas. The 335 was only the second electric guitar Clapton bought.[59] Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... The Gibson SG is a popular model of solid-bodied electric guitar that was introduced in the early 1960s. ... A Fender VI on a stand The Fender VI was a six-string electric bass developed by Fender in 1961 as Fenders take on Danelectros 1956 concept. ... The cover of The 5000 spirits or the layers of the onion, designed by The Fool The Fool were a Dutch design collective who were influential in the psychedelic style of art in British popular music at the end of the 1960s. ... The Gibson Firebird is a solid-body guitar marketed by Gibson in the late 60s. ... The Gibson ES-335 was the worlds first commercial semi-hollowbody electric guitar, released by Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1958. ... Hard Times is a novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. ... For other uses, see Journeyman (disambiguation). ... From the Cradle is a blues album by Eric Clapton released in 1994. ...


Clapton played a refinished red Les Paul on the Beatles' studio recording of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", then gave the guitar to George Harrison. His SG found its way into the hands of George Harrison's friend Jackie Lomax, who subsequently sold it to musician Todd Rundgren for US$500 in 1972. Rundgren restored the guitar and nicknamed it "Sunny", after "Sunshine of Your Love." He retained it until 2000, when he sold it at an auction for US$150,000.[60] For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA), is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... An auctioneer and her assistants scan the crowd for bidders An auction is a process of buying and selling goods by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the winning bidder. ...


In late 1969, Clapton made the switch to the Fender Stratocaster. "I had a lot of influences when I took up the Strat. First there was Buddy Holly, and Buddy Guy. Hank Marvin was the first well known person over here in England who was using one, but that wasn't really my kind of music. Steve Winwood had so much credibility, and when he started playing one, I thought, oh, if he can do it, I can do it."[61] First was "Brownie" used during the recording of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs which in 1971 became the backup to the most famous of all Clapton's guitars, "Blackie." In 1970, Eric bought 6 Fender Stratocasters from the Sho-bud guitar shop in Nashville, Tennessee. He gave one each to George Harrison, Steve Winwood and Pete Townshend. He used the best components of the remaining three to create "Blackie", which was Clapton's favourite stage guitar until its retirement in 1985.[62] Clapton called the 1956/57 Strat a "mongrel".[63] On 24 June 2004, Clapton sold "Blackie" at Christie's Auction House, New York for $959,500 to raise funds for his Crossroads Centre for drug and alcohol addictions. "Brownie" is now on display at the Experience Music Project.[64] The Fender Custom Shop has since produced a limited run of 275 'Blackie' replicas, correct in every detail right down to the 'Duck Brothers' flight case, and artificially aged using Fender's 'Relic' process to simulate thirty years of hard wear. One was presented to Eric upon the model's release.[65] Brownie was the affectionate name to a Fender Stratocaster that was used extensively by Eric Clapton during the early 70s most notably with Derek and the Dominos on their album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. ... Eric Clapton chronology Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is a blues-rock album by Derek and the Dominos. ... The cover of Claptons greatest hits album Time Pieces: Best of Eric Clapton almost certainly features Blackie. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... View of the EMP from the Seattle Center with the monorail traveling through it. ... The Fender Custom Shop is a division of Fender Musical Instruments, and housed within their headquarters complex in Corona, Riverside County, California. ...


Another moment involving Clapton's guitars and Pete Townshend resulted in Hard Rock Café's unique and gigantic collection of memorabilia. In 1971, Clapton, a regular at the original Hard Rock Café in Hyde Park, London, gave a signed guitar to the café to designate his favourite bar stool. Pete Townshend, in turn, donated one of his own guitars, with a note attached: "Mine's as good as his! Love, Pete." From there, the collection of memorabilia grew, resulting in Hard Rock Café's atmosphere.[66] Hard Rock Cafe is a chain of casual dining restaurants. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ...


In 1988 Fender honoured Clapton with the introduction of his signature Eric Clapton Stratocaster.[67] These were the first two artist models in the Stratocaster range and since then the artist series has grown to include models inspired both by Clapton's contemporaries such as Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, and by those who have influenced him such as Buddy Guy. Clapton uses Ernie Ball Slinky and Super Slinky strings. The Eric Clapton Stratocaster is the signature model electric guitar of English guitarist Eric Clapton, and was the first signature model guitar ever released by Fender. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Stephen Stevie Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues guitarist. ... George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ...


Clapton has also been honoured with signature-model 000-28EC and 000-42EC acoustic guitars made by the famous American firm of C.F. Martin & Co..[68] His 1939 000-42 Martin that he played on the Unplugged album sold for $791,500 at auction.[69] Clapton plays a custom 000-ECHF Martin these days. C.F. Martin & Company is a guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin. ... Unplugged refers to musicians performing live using only acoustic instruments; that is, without plugging in amplified instruments (e. ...


In 1999, Clapton auctioned off some of his guitar collection to raise over $5 million for continuing support of Crossroads Centre in Antigua, which he founded in 1997.[70] The Crossroads Centre is a treatment base for addictive disorders such as drugs and alcohol. In 2004, Clapton organised and participated in the Crossroads Guitar Festival to benefit the Centre. A second guitar auction, including the "Cream" of Clapton's collection - as well as guitars donated by famous friends - was also held on 24 June 2004. His Lowden guitar sold for $41,825. The total revenue garnered by this auction at Christie's was US $7,438,624.[71] The Crossroads Centre is a drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation centre located on the island of Antigua. ... The Crossroads Centre is a drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation centre located on the island of Antigua. ... Drug addiction, or dependency is the compulsive use of drugs, to the point where the user has no effective choice but to continue use. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... The Crossroads Guitar Festival was a music festival and benefit concert first held in 2004 and again in 2007. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Lowden is a guitar maker, luthier, based in Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland. ... The Christies auction house in South Kensington, London Christies American branch in Rockefeller Center, New York Christies is a fine art auction house, the largest and by some accounts the oldest in the world. ...


Other media appearances

Clapton frequently appears as a guest on the albums of other musicians. For example, he is credited on Dire StraitsBrothers in Arms album, as he lent Mark Knopfler one of his guitars for the album. He also played lead guitar on The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Roger Waters' debut solo album after leaving Pink Floyd. Another media appearance is on Toots and the Maytals album True Love where he played guitar on the track Pressure Drop. He can aso be heard at the beginning of Frank Zappa's album, "We're Only In It For The Money", repeating the phrase, "Are you hung up?" over and over again. This article is about the band. ... Brothers in Arms is the fifth studio album by British rock band Dire Straits, released in 1985. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking is a concept album by British musician Roger Waters. ... George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... Frederick Toots Hibbert and the Maytals are considered legends of reggae and ska music. ... For other uses, see True love (disambiguation). ... Pressure Drop is the name of a song, recorded by the Maytals in 1969 for producer Leslie Kong, and released on Beverlys Records in Jamaica, and Trojan Records in the UK. The song features on their 1970 albums Monkey Man, released in Jamaica by Beverleys Records, and From...


In March 2007, Clapton appeared in an advertisement[72] for RealNetwork's Rhapsody (online music service). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhapsody is an online music service run by RealNetworks. ...


In 1985, Clapton appeared on the charity concert Live Aid in Philadelphia with Phil Collins, Tim Renwick, Chris Stainton, Jamie Oldaker, Marcy Levy, Shaun Murphy and Donald 'Duck' Dunn. Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... This biography does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A pianist who played with The Who in their rock opera album Quadrophenia Among his many other musical credits, he also was featured on on the Leon Russell album Mad Dogs and Englishmen, as well as Eric Claptons late seventies solo album, Backless. ... Jamire Oldaker is an American rock, blues rock and country music drummer and percussionist. ... Promotional Photograph (1997) Marcella Detroit (born Marcy Levy on June 21, 1959) is a singer, musician and song-writer. ... Shaun Murphy may refer to A rock singer from the band Little Feat The 2005 world snooker champion, Shaun Murphy (snooker player). ... Donald Duck Dunn Donald Duck Dunn (born November 24, 1941) is an American bass guitarist, record producer, and songwriter. ...


In 1988 he played with Dire Straits at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute. This article is about the band. ... The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was a concert event held on June 11, 1988 at the Wembley Stadium, London. ...


On 12 September, 1996, Clapton played a party for Armani at New York City's Lexington Armory. He played with a backing trio of Greg Phillinganes, Nathan East and Steve Gadd. Sheryl Crow appeared on one number. It was Clapton's sole US appearance that year. Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer (born 11 July 1934 in Piacenza, Italy), particularly noted for his menswear. ... Greg Phillinganes (born Gregory Phillinganes in Detroit, Michigan) is an active session keyboardist in Los Angeles, California. ... Nathan (Nate) East (born December 8, 1955, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a jazz bass player. ... Steve Gadd (born April 9, 1945 in Rochester, New York) is a very well known session drummer, mainly known for work with Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Stuff, Bob James, Chick Corea, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Eddie Gomez, The Manhattan Transfer, Michal Urbaniak, Steps Ahead, Al Di... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ...


Clapton played Wish You Were Here (song) with Roger Waters for a Tsunami Relief Concert. Wish You Were Here is the title track on Pink Floyds 1975 album Wish You Were Here. ... George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ...


In an article in the spoof newspaper The Onion, Clapton is mentioned in passing, in which "Weird Al" Yankovic plans to parody "Tears in Heaven" to honor his late parents. The Onion is a United States-based parody newspaper published weekly in print and daily online. ... This article is about the musician. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Tears in Heaven is a heartfelt ballad written and performed by Eric Clapton about the pain he felt following the 1991 death of his 4-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a 53rd story window in his mothers New York City condominium. ...


Clapton was featured in the rock opera film, Tommy as the Preacher. The Whos Tommy, the first album explicitly billed as a rock opera A rock opera is a rock music album or stage production that resembles the form of an opera. ... Roger Daltrey as Tommy Tommy was a 1975 musical film, based on The Whos 1969 rock opera concept album Tommy. ...


He also appeared in Blues Brothers 2000 as one of the Louisiana Gator Boys. In addition to being in the band, he had a small speaking role. Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 musical/comedy film and sequel to the highly successful 1980 film The Blues Brothers. ...


Clapton has also appeared in an advertisement for the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. For G-class stars, see Stellar classification. ...


Eric Clapton was present at the PRIDE FC openweight tournament 2000 and during the hour and thirty match between Kazushi Sakuraba and Royce Gracie is pointed out by fellow musician and PRIDE announcer Stephen Quadros. Kazushi Sakuraba (Japanese: 桜庭和志, Sakuraba Kazushi, born July 14, 1968 in Akita Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese professional mixed martial arts competitor and professional wrestler. ... Royce Gracie, pronounced Hoyce Gracie (born December 12, 1966) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. ... Photo courtesy of Stephen Quadros Stephen “The Queef” Quadros is an American broadcaster specializing in play-by-play and color commentary for the combat sports genre on cable, pay-per-view and DVD. His resume encompasses over 70 international mixed martial arts events since 1998. ...


Awards and honours

  • In 2000 Clapton was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the third time, this time as a solo artist. He was earlier inducted as a member of the bands Cream and The Yardbirds.[75]
  • Clapton was made a CBE in November 2004, receiving the award from the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace as part of the New Year's Honours list.[76][77]
  • "Tears In Heaven" won three Grammy awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1993.

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Clapton's music in film and TV

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Discography

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Band

2006 tour band

European Tour

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Previous band members

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Filmography

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Notes

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References

  • Moritz, Charles. Current Biography Yearbook, 1987. H.W. Wilson Company.
  • Romanowski, Patricia. Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, 2003. Rolling Stone Press, ISBN 0-671-43457-8
  • Schumacher, Michael. Crossroads - The Life and Music of Eric Clapton, 1998. Warner Books, ISBN 0-806-52466-9
  • Welch, Chris. Cream: Strange Brew, 1994. Sanctuary Publishing, ISBN 1-898-14180-0
  • Clapton, Eric. Discovering Robert Johnson, from Robert Johnson, the Complete Recordings, 1990. Columbia.
  • Wheeler, Tom. "The Stratocaster Chronicles", 2004. Hal Leonard, ISBN 0-634-05678-6

Further reading

  • Steve Turner, "Conversations with Eric Clapton" (London: Abacus, 1976)
  • Ray Coleman, Clapton! The Authorised Biography (Warner Books, 1985; originally published as "Survivor")
  • D. Widgery, Beating Time (Chatto & Windus, 1986)
  • Fred Weiler, Eric Clapton (Smithmark, 1992)
  • Marc Roberty, Eric Clapton - The Complete Recording Sessions 1963-1992
  • Marc Roberty, Eric Clapton: The New Visual Documentary (Omnibus Press, 1994)
  • Marc Roberty, Clapton - The Complete Chronicle (Mitchell Beazley, 1993)
  • Robin Bextor, Eric Clapton - Now & Then (Carlton Books, 2006)

See also

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NAME Clapton, Eric
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Slowhand (nickname)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer
DATE OF BIRTH 30 March 1945 (1945-03-30) (age 62)
PLACE OF BIRTH Ripley, Surrey, England
DATE OF DEATH
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