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- Hide Away
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- I Shot The Sheriff
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- Sunshine Of Your Love
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- Tears In heaven
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- Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton Biography
The most successful guitarist of all time!
Find the Eric Clapton Biography below.
Birth name: Eric Patrick Clapton (Slowhand)
Born: 30 March 1945 - Ripley, Surrey, England
Genres: Blues, Reggae, Blues-Rock, Pop, Psychedelic, Jazz
Instrument: Guitars, Vocals
Years active: 1963 - present
As well as being in bands like Derek & The Dominos, The Yardbirds and Cream, Clapton has successfully played sessions for more stars than any other guitar player ever lived.
Clapton’s long career has earned him not one, or two but three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame (As a Solo Artist, with Yardbirds and Cream).
No other musician has achieved this.
Eric Clapton Unplugged
The Unplugged Album as a whole is highly recommended to get your teeth into, it contains a wealth of blues classics played by one of the best guitar players of all time.
Songs like Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out, Malted Milk, Layla, Old Love and Walking Blues clearly demonstrates Clapton’s Blues mastery.
As well as the blues classics we also find the acoustic version of Layla and the gorgeous Tears In Heaven on this fantastic live album.
Tears In Heaven Background
The story of Tears In Heaven is a tragic one.
Eric Clapton’s four year old son fell out of a window at his mothers penthouse flat in New York City as she was having builders around.
Will Jennings who co-wrote the song was at first very reluctant to being a part of such a personal song.
What part did Will Jennings ad? The M8 with the genius key change!
Since it’s release, ‘Tears In Heaven’ have achieved huge success, covered by many artists and sung in most bars, weddings, funerals and clubs around the world. Rolling Stones ranked ‘Tears In Heaven’ #353 as Best song of all time.
For a more detailed history of Tears in heaven, Wikipedia has a good article on the subject.
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Find out more about the most successful guitar player of all time in Eric Clapton: The Autobiography, this is truly a great read of a fascinating career.