Eric Clapton

Born: March 30, 1945
Ripley, Surrey, England
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After working with the John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, the Yardbirds, and Derek and the Dominoes, Eric Clapton began his solo career. He had many succesfull albums in the 70's, including Slowhand and Backless.



Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Songwriter Vocals

Genres:
Soft Rock Psychedelic Rock Reggae Blues Metal British Invasion

Bands That Eric Clapton Has Played For:
Yardbirds, The (1963-1965) John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers Cream Derek and the Dominoes Blind Faith

Eric Clapton Has Worked With:
John Mayall John Lennon Dave Bronze Jim Keltner Andy Fairweather Low Jerry Portnoy Chris Stainton Simon Clarke Roddy Lorimer Tim Sanders Jimmie Vaughan Buddy Guy Bobby Whitlock Jim Gordon Carl Radle B.B. King Yoko Ono Mick Fleetwood John McVie Michael Brecker Chris Dreja Leon Russell Keith Relf Doyle Bramhall II

Eric Clapton Was Influenced By:
J.J. Cale Buddy Guy Robert Johnson B.B. King Muddy Waters

Artists That Were Influenced By Eric Clapton:
Jason Becker Carlene Carter Robert Cray Warren DeMartini C.C. DeVille K.K. Downing Tinsley Ellis Rik Emmett Peter Frampton Ace Frehley Brett Garsed Barry Goldberg Eric Johnson Jonny Lang G. Love Steve Lukather Harvey Mandel Bob Margolin Coco Montoya Mama Paula Neal Schon Melvin Taylor Eddie Van Halen Adrian Vandenberg Jimmie Vaughan Joe Walsh

Eric Clapton's Discography:
Timepieces, The Best of Eric Clapton
Release Date: 1982
Guitar Techniques used by Eric Clapton
Hammer-Ons
Ghost Bend and Release
Bend
Palm Mute
Pull-Offs

Guitar Scales Commonly used by Eric Clapton
Blues
Pentatonic Minor
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"A musician, if he's a messenger, is like a child who hasn't been handled too many times by man, hasn't had too many fingerprints across his brain. That's why music is so much heavier than anything you ever felt."

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