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About Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton is a revered, award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential guitarist of all time. He is known by the nickname ‘Slowhand’. Some of his best known songs include Layla and Tears in Heaven.
Before launching a very successful solo career, he was a member of several bands such as the Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind Faith.
He was married to Pattie Boyd from 1979 to 1988. His second marriage was to Melia McEnery in 2002.
The death of his four-year-old son Conor in 1991 inspired his famous song Tears in Heaven, which won three Grammy awards in 1993.
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Famous quotes by Eric Clapton
Although they can do it all the time, you know, they're far better than me, on a musically, on a theoretical music level. You know, they're out of my league.Eric Clapton
But I did go to music really early on, even when I was 4 or 5, I was responding to music probably in ways other kids were not.Eric Clapton
From the beginning, I knew intuitively that if nothing else, music was safe, and that nobody could tell me anything about it. Music didn't need a middleman, whereas all the other things in school needed some kind of explanation.Eric Clapton
I just like the company of beautiful women. I have a weakness in that department. And I suppose because I am fairly well off and a famous musician, I'm up for grabs. And that makes me an eligible bachelor in the press.Eric Clapton
I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.Eric Clapton
I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family, or establishing a business inheritance. Everyone's got their own definition.Eric Clapton
It was stumbling on to really the bible of the blues, you know, and a very powerful drug to be introduced to us and I absorbed it totally, and it changed my complete outlook on music.Eric Clapton
Music became a healer for me.Eric Clapton
Very much like that, and very much a loner, do you know and I didn't fit really into sport or all kind of group activities as a kid, I couldn't find a niche. And music was not really part of the kind of village curriculum it would, you know.Eric Clapton
When all the original blues guys are gone, you start to realize that someone has to tend to the tradition. I recognize that I have some responsibility to keep the music alive, and it's a pretty honorable position to be in.Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton's Popularity
Eric Clapton is a famous British guitarist, who was born on March 30, 1945. As a person born on this date, Eric Clapton is listed in our database as the 3rd most popular celebrity for the day (March 30) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1945).
People born on March 30 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Eric Clapton is the 102nd most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Eric Clapton's birthday, Eric Clapton is the 24th most famous British.
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