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Eric Clapton Biography: Age, Height, Birthday, Family, Net Worth

Eric Clapton was born in Surrey, England on March 30, 1945. Son of Patricia Molly Clapton and Edward Walter Fryer, he is half-British and half-Canadian. His mother was very young when he was born,

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Eric Clapton Biography: Eric Clapton, who was born on March 30, 1945, first became interested in music during his teenage years when he picked up the instrument. Throughout his very successful rock and blues career, which has spanned several decades, he has since played numerous additional guitars. The talent of Clapton has earned him the titles ‘one of the finest guitarists of all time’ and ‘one of the most influential guitarists of all time.’ Throughout his career, he has inspired innumerable musicians and expanded his fan base continuously.

Eric Clapton Birthday

Eric Clapton was born in Surrey, England on March 30, 1945. Son of Patricia Molly Clapton and Edward Walter Fryer, he is half-British and half-Canadian. His mother was very young when he was born, and his father was a conscript, so he was reared by his grandmother and step-grandfather, who believed he was their son and his mother was his half-sister.

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He received a cheap acoustic guitar for his thirteenth birthday, and although he was initially uninterested, he eventually became more consistent and began to treat music more seriously, teaching himself chords by listening to blues records. At age 16, he enrolled at the Kingston College of Art, but he was expelled after demonstrating less enthusiasm for art than for music. This prompted him to begin busking and, eventually, to create a duo with the musician Dave Brock. Afterwards, he joined his first band, the Roosters, and performed alongside Casey Jones and The Engineers.

Clapton was already gaining recognition on the British music scene when, in 1963, he joined the Yardbirds, a blues-influenced rock band, gaining cult status and performing at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time. The band was successful but desired a more pop-oriented sound, so Clapton departed because he was committed to blues.

He joined John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers in 1965. During his tenure with the band, he received a great deal of praise, but it wasn’t until he departed in 1966 that the album he had recorded with them, “Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton,” brought him worldwide recognition. Soon thereafter, he was invited to join the newly-formed band Cream, where he developed his singing, songwriting, and guitar talents. The band gave him his first opportunity to perform in the United States, where he performed a Gibson S.G. guitar painted for him by The Fool, a Dutch design collective. Due to the vivid artwork that made it a symbol of the psychedelic rock era, it has become one of the most well-known instruments in the world.

In 1967, an unknown fan spray-painted “Clapton is God” on a wall, which was documented in a photograph that is now famous. Clapton became a guitar legend as a result of Cream’s success and influence, but discord among the members led to the band’s dissolution in 1968.

This did not hinder Clapton’s career, as he later collaborated with The Beatles, especially guitarist George Harrison. He then founded Blind Faith, a highly successful band that lasted only seven months. He subsequently collaborated and toured with other musicians, including John Lennon and George Harrison. 1970 marked the publication of Clapton’s self-titled debut solo album. However, it appears he did not appreciate being the sole star, so he formed Derek and the Dominos. He released the hit love tune ‘Layla’ with this band. Conflicts ultimately led to the dissolution of the ensemble.

Clapton’s personal difficulties, which included addiction and relationship issues, caused him to take a career hiatus despite his success. Pete Townshend of The Who organised a concert for Clapton in 1973 to aid him in his fight against addiction. In 1974, Clapton returned to music and released his second solo studio album, “461 Ocean Boulevard,” which featured his first number-one success, a cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff.” The following year, he released his third studio album, titled “There’s One in Every Crowd.”

Clapton continued to release albums and tour internationally with his touring ensemble. However, he battled alcoholism throughout his life, and in 1982 he entered recovery. After his discharge, he released more studio albums and began collaborating with Roger Waters and Phil Collins, with the latter producing Clapton’s 1986 album “August,” which became his best-selling album at the time. However, Clapton’s alcoholism continued to be a problem, and he returned to rehab in 1987.

In 1991, he endured a terrible calamity when his four-year-old son died in an accident. ‘Tears in Heaven,’ one of Clapton’s most well-known compositions to this day, was inspired by his sorrow. Throughout the subsequent decades, he continued to release albums and collaborate with renowned musicians, many of whom became lifelong companions.

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Eric Clapton Net Worth, Height

Name  Eric Patrick Clapton 
Nickname  Slowhand 
Birth date  March 30, 1945 
Age  78 
Zodiac Sign  Aries 
Height  5′ 11″ 
Relationship Status  Married 
Net Worth  $450 million 
Social Media  Instagram 

Eric Clapton Biography: 5 SURPRISING FACTS

Eric Clapton was dubbed “Slowhand” because the audience would perform a slow handclap whenever he paused playing to replace a broken guitar string.

His other nickname is Del, and it was combined with his actual name to form the 1970s band Derek and the Dominos.

He is a car enthusiast, and Ferrari has been his favourite car brand for quite some time, to the point where the company gave him his own Ferrari, the Ferrari SP12 EC.

Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times: once with the Yardbirds, once with Cream, and once as a solo artist.

An asteroid was given the name “4305 Clapton” in 2015.

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