Eric Clapton – Old Love amazing sound [Live Royal Albert Hall 17-05-11] (Speaking on the guitar)


Eric Clapton

Clapton on stage at the Hard Rock Calling concert, Hyde Park, London on 28 June 2008.
Background information
Birth name Eric Patrick Clapton
Also known as Slowhand
Born 30 March 1945 (age 67)
Ripley, Surrey, England
Genres Rock, blues rockblues,psychedelic rockhard rock
Occupations Musiciansinger-songwriterrecord producerartist
Instruments Vocalsguitarpiano
Years active 1962–present
Labels Warner Bros.ReprisePolydor,RSOAtcoAppleDeram[1]
Associated acts The YardbirdsJohn Mayall & the BluesbreakersPowerhouse,Robert CrayCreamFree Creek,The Dirty MacBlind FaithJ.J. Cale,The Plastic Ono BandDelaney, Bonnie & FriendsDerek and the DominosSheryl CrowThe Beatles,Phil CollinsThe Rolling Stones,Luciano PavarottiThe Band,Freddie KingB.B. KingMark KnopflerBrian WilsonJohn Mayer,Roger WatersDire StraitsElton JohnGeorge Harrison
Notable instruments
See: Guitars section
“Blackie”: Fender Stratocaster
“Brownie”: Fender Stratocaster

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist and singer-songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to theRock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.[2] Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time[3] and fourth in Gibson’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.[4]

In the mid 1960s, Clapton departed from the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname “Slowhand”. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed Cream, a power trio with drummer Ginger Bakerand bassist Jack Bruce in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop.” For most of the 1970s, Clapton’s output bore the influence of the mellow style of J.J. Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” helped reggae reach a mass market.[5] Two of his most popular recordings were “Layla“, recorded by Derek and the Dominos, another band he formed and Robert Johnson‘s “Crossroads“, recorded by Cream. A recipient of seventeen Grammy Awards,[6] in 2004 Clapton was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.[7] In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded theCrossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.[8]


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