Eric Clapton Biography

Eric Clapton is the most successful guitarist of all time!

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.

His guitar has brought him to studios and stages with legends such as: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, B.B King, SRV, Freddie King and Sheryl Crow who even wrote My Favorite Mistake about Clapton.

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.

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