Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton, often referred to as "Slowhand," is a guitar virtuoso and one of the most influential figures in the history of rock music. With a career spanning over five decades, Clapton has explored various genres, including blues, rock, and pop.

He certainly created an impression on me. Back in the day I carved “Clapton is God” on my school desk! It was a common thing for impressionable young males to graffiti. No doubt many others even had tattoos of the same, and I doubt they regret it. Eric 'Slowhand' Clapton has withstood the test of time.

Top Songs

Hits like "Layla," Others, like "Wonderful Tonight" showcase his soulful playing style, expressive phrasing, and emotional depth as a songwriter. Clapton's impeccable technique and heartfelt performances have earned him numerous awards and accolades, establishing him as a true guitar legend.

Eric's Ethos

Eric always abides by the blues guitarist ethos; always pay your dues. No more so than with the song "Tears in Heaven," which was about the tragic death of his infant son due to a fall from a NY skyscraper.

Bands John Mayall, Cream, Derek and the Dominoes

When a music journalist once asked him “what it was like to be the greatest guitarist in the World?” Eric modestly replied…

I don’t know, you’d better ask Prince!

Songs: Layla, Sunshine of your love, I shot the Sherrif

Gear: Fender Stratocaster   Gibson ES335   Gibson SG   Marshall Amplifier   

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