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Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Clapton 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 Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.
In the mid sixties, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname "Slowhand", and graffiti in London declared "Clapton is God." Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, the power trio, Cream, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop." For most of the seventies, Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of J.J. Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped gain reggae a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded by Derek and the Dominos, and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded by Cream. A recipient of seventeen Grammy Awards, in 2004 Clapton was awarded a CBE for services to music. In 1998 Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.
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|Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood - Live from Madison Square Garden||Himself||2009|
|J.J. Cale - To Tulsa And Back (On tour with J.J. Cale)||Himself||2006|
|Cream - Farewell Concert||Himself||2005|
|Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013||Himself||2013|
|12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief||Himself||2012|
|Zucchero - Zu and co. - Live at the Royal Albert Hall||2005|
|Buddy Guy Can't Quit The Blues||0000|
|The Concert for Bangladesh||1972|
|The Passing Show: The Life and Music of Ronnie Lane||Himself||2006|
|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire||Himself||0000|
|The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus||himself||1996|
|The Last Waltz||Himself||1978|
|Beware of Mr. Baker||Himself||2012|
|Live at Knebworth||Himself||1990|
|All My Loving||Himself||1968|
|Blues Brothers 2000||The Louisiana Gator Boys||1998|
|Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace||Himself||2002|