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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton (March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He was born to sixteen year old Molly Clapton and then raised by her parents as her sibling. When his mother married and moved to Germany, Eric continued living with his grandparents. In 1963 Eric Clapton joined the Yardbirds, later joining Cream and touring the United States. 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 Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "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.

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