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Eric Clapton – Slowhand

03.04.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Slowhand is a nickname given to one of today’s great guitarists, Eric Clapton, and slow he is not.nnEric was born on March 30, 1945, in a very pleasant county of England – Surrey.nnAs far as his musical tastes go, he has been influenced by the blues, rock and psychedelic rock. He is considered by many people to be one of the world’s greatest guitarists.nn Aside from winning Grammy Awards, Eric Clapton has three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of FamennThe first band that he joined, in 1963, was the Yardbirds, and he stayed with them until 1965 by which time he felt that they were moving into pop, and he wanted to stay with the blues.nnAnd he did pursue his interest in the Blues by joining John Mayall and thre Bluesbreakers, a band which helped take Eric to great heights musically.nnBut he did not stay with them for very long, breaking away and forming the all time great band Cream, where he developed not only as a guitarist, but as a singer and songwriter.nn Cream would break up two years later however in 1968. Eric Clapton either played with and/or started a number of other successful groups before taking a career break because of personal issues in the 1970s and has sporadically released solo albums since then.nnEric has released a number of solo albums including Theres one in every crowd, Another Ticket, Reptile, and Back Home.nnThis brief look at the life of that musical icon, Eric Clapton, is one of a series of articles that I am writing on great performers. If you would like to be kept posted as each article comes out then please go to my website (see below) where you will find my email address. Simply write to me and ask to be kept updated.

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