Eric Clapton Biography

Eric Clapton is the most successful guitarist of all time

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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. Sheryl even wrote ‘My Favourite Mistake’ about Clapton.

Clapton’s long career has earned him not one, not 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.

The Eric Clapton Unplugged album

The album ‘Eric Clapton Unplugged’, as a whole, is highly recommended. 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 mother’s 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 add? The m8 with the genius key change!

Since its release, ‘Tears In Heaven’ has achieved huge success and is covered by many artists and sung in most bars, weddings, funerals and clubs around the world.

Rolling Stones magazine rated ‘Tears In Heaven’ one of the best songs of all time.

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