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Eric Patrick Clapton
Also known as
Slowhand
Born
30 March 1945 (1945-03-30) (age 66)
Ripley, Surrey, England
Genres
Rock, blues-rock, blues, psychedelic rock, hard rock
Occupations
Musician, songwriter, producer, artist
Instruments
Vocals, guitar
Years active
1962–present
Labels
Warner Bros., Reprise, Polydor, RSO, Atco, Apple, Deram
Associated acts
The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Powerhouse, Cream, Free Creek, The Dirty Mac, Blind Faith, J.J. Cale, The Plastic Ono Band, Delaney, Bonnie & Friends, Derek and the Dominos, The Beatles, Phil Collins, The Rolling Stones, Luciano Pavarotti, The Band, Freddie King, B.B. King
Website
Official website

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.

Year
Award / Recognition
1983
  • Presented the Silver Clef Award from Princess Michael of Kent for outstanding contribution to British music.
1985
  • Presented with BAFTA for Best Original Television Music for Score of Edge of Darkness with Michael Kamen.
1993
  • "Tears In Heaven" won three Grammy awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Male Pop Vocal Performance. Clapton also won Album of the Year and Best Rock Vocal Performance for Unplugged and Best Rock Song for "Layla".
1994
  • Awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to music.
2000
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the third time, this time as a solo artist. He was earlier inducted as a member of the bands Cream and The Yardbirds.
2004
  • Promoted to CBE, receiving the award from the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace as part of the New Year's Honours list.
2006
  • Awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (as a member of Cream)