Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stones list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibsons "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.
|Full name at birth||
Eric Patrick Clapton
|Claim to fame||
|Date of birth||
30 March 1945
|Place of birth||
Ripley, Surrey, England, UK
Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Artist
5' 11" (180 cm)
185 lbs (83.9 kg)
Hollyfield School, Surbiton, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London, England, UK
Kingston College of Art, Kingston upon Thames, London, England, UK
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