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Eric Clapton CBE (* 30. March 1945 in Ripley, England; full name: Eric Patrick Clapton, Spitzname: Slowhand) is considered as one the best skirt - and Blues -Guitarist. It coined/shaped the development of the Bluesrock for the 1960er - years substantially also.
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as a not-conjugal child grew Clapton with its grandparentsin the county Surrey (England) up. Its nut/mother was with its birth only the 16-jährige Patricia Molly Clapton, its father was the 24-jährige Canadian soldier Edward walter Fryer stationed in England, which already returned before Claptons birth again to Canada.
Claptons grandfather was called Reginald CecilClapton. After its death (1933) Claptons grandmother Jack Clapp married. With them young Eric buildup, was however not adopted. The similarity of the name led to it that is to be read again and again, Eric Claptons correct name loud Eric Patrick Clapp.
Admits became Eric Clapton as a guitarist of the Yardbirds, with which he their largest hit For YourLove brought, and May universe for the Bluesbreakers in of John. Er perfektionierte sein bluesorientiertes Gitarrenspiel derart, dass bald an den Hauswänden Londons Graffities wie Clapton is God zu lesen waren.
After he had heard Jimi Hendrix in London, Eric Clapton formed 1966 with Jack Bruce of the Bluesbreakers (bass) and Ginger Baker of the Graham bond organization (Schlagzeug) the Powertrio Cream, one the first Supergroups of the skirt music.
Clapton began to sing also and write Songs. With George Harrison of the Beatles together it wrote Cream Badge.The friendship of the two led also to the co-operation Claptons with the admission of the Beatles Songs While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Later however Harrisons Mrs. Patti left these, in order to live together with Eric Clapton.
At the end of of 1969 tourte Clapton with Delaney & Bonnie and took up 1970 its first solo album. With some the volume musician von Delaney & Bonnie created he afterwards Derek and the dominos, those the much praised album LaylaAnd OTHER Assorted Love Songs took up, with which also Duane Allman along-played. The Titelsong Layla is one the usually-played Rocksongs of the 1970er years.
1971 participated Clapton in George Harrisons concert for Bangladesh . It played with numerous Studioaufnahmen of friends such as John Lennon and Billy Preston. With Howlin' wolf it played with its London session. 1973 it stepped with the Rainbow Concert up its prominent occupied Begleitband organized by Pete Townshend called itself The Palpitations. Townshend help Clapton thereby to an early comeback, after a very drug-annoyingTime.
In this time it purged to alcohol and drugs and became heroin addicted. Sad high point was for many the collapse on the stage during the 1971er of concert for Bangladesh. It lived in a “cloud from pink cotton wool”, told it in a Rolling Stone - interview, camebut by a new electrical therapy of the craze loosely.
1974 it took up 461 Ocean boulevard . Claptons version of Bob Marleys I SHOT The Sheriff became a hit. End of the 1970er became Clapton again alcohol-addicted. Successful withdrawal cures on Antigua caused it, a there rehabilitation center toosupport.
After treatment of its drug problems Clapton took up plates again to the 1980ern. The albums “Behind the Sun ” produced with Phil Collins (1985) and “August” (1986) showed clearly from Collins's preferred smooth, pop oriented style with charakterischem Syntie Drums and Bläsern, placed however particularly inGreat Britain considerable sales impacts. The album “August” reached place 3 of the British Charts, which became Eröffnungssong “It's in The Way That You Use It ” also for the film music of the strip “the color of the money “ with Tom Cruise and Paul Newman used. Only alsothe 1989er album “Journeyman” Clapton returned slowly to its Blues roots.
Beginning of the 1990er had to through-live Clapton some tragic events. To 27. August 1990 died Stevie Ray Vaughan, which was with Clapton on route, with a helicopter crash. To 20. March 1991 diedits four years old son Conor with a fall from that 53. Stick of a multistoried building. Part its mourning work was the Song Tears in Heaven, which just like 1991 taken up MTV Unplugged session won a Grammy. Into the 1990er years had it a relationship with thatMusician Sheryl Crow, which dedicated its Song “My Favorite Mistake” to him, according to rumors.
2002 organized Eric Clapton to 29. November in the Royal Albert resound the Concert for to George,an intending concert for George Harrison, to which it invited friends of Harrison, among other things Paul McCartney, Ringo rigid, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Ravi Shankar, Billy Preston, Gary Brooker and Joe Brown. In addition were also Olivia and DhaniHarrison present. The whole took place under the musical direction of Eric Clapton.
In the period 2. to 6. May 2005 arose to Clapton in the Royal Albert resounds in London with Ginger Baker (Schlagzeug) and Jack Bruce (bass) in a Cream Reunion Concert in original occupation.Double CD and double DVD (07. October 2005) of the concert is meanwhile in the trade.
Eric Clapton is three times in the skirt and roll resounds to OF Fame represented: with the Yardbirds (1992), with Cream (1994) and as solo artists (2000).
Clapton plays at the beginningits career - thus with the Yardbirds, with John of May universe Bluesbreakers and with Cream - above all the Gibson Les Paul and the Gibson SG. It belonged to the Blues musicians, whose success Gibson motivated to take the Les Paul again in the program. Off Derek and the Dominoes played Clapton predominantly on Fender guitars, in particular on its Blackie, a black Stratocaster, which he had consisted of three instruments themselves.
There are three guitars, which carry Eric Claptons name. On the one hand that is the Fender Stratocaster “Eric Clapton”,according to its favourite model „the Blackie “from the 70ern after Claptons defaults was built. It possesses however additionally very modern features, how „the Noiseless Pickups “, which are very hum-poor, a center booster and a blocked Vibrato (there Eric that never uses). The second guitar is a Martin D28 000EC, which it played for the first time with the Unplugged concert of MTV. It is thus somewhat smaller a Westerngitarre in OOO form, than a Dreadnought - form. The third guitar is the Gibson ES-335 “Eric Clapton Crossroads” (an halfacoustic guitar), however limited on 250 pieces. EverythingGuitars are larva in the USA.
Claptons pointed name Slowhand refers not how often is falsely assumed to its speed, but to its very slow and tasteful Vibrato. Particularly well to hear this is in the famous Song Wonderful Tonight.
Another theory means that the pointed name from Claptons start times decreases/goes back in London. When Clapton tore a string once on a concert, he did not leave himself from public and volume colleagues to the hurry urge separate changed the string between two Songs in all soul peace and also“calm hand”.
1970 ago: Photographs with the Yardbirds, the Bluesbreakers, Cream, blindly Faith and Delaney & Bonnie.
- 1970: Eric Clapton
- 1970: Layla and OTHER Assorted Love Songs (as Derek and the dominos)
- 1970: In Concert (as Derek and the dominos)
- 1973: Live RK the Fillmore (as Derek and the dominos; taken up 1970)
- 1973: Eric Clapton' s Rainbow Concert (live; taken up 1972)
- 1974: 461 Ocean boulevard
- 1975: There' s One in Every Crowd
- 1975: E.C. Which Here(live; taken up 1975)
- 1976: NO Reason ton of Cry
- 1977: Slowhand
- 1978: Backless
- 1980: Just One Night (live; taken up 1979; Double album)
- 1981: Another ticket
- 1983: Money and Cigarettes
- 1984: Too Much Monkey Business
- 1985: Behind The Sun
- 1986: August
- 1989: Homeboy
- 1989: Journeyman
- 1990: The Layla session (as Derek and the dominos; 20th Anniversary edition, box)
- 1991: 24 Nights (live; taken up 1990; Double album)
- 1992: Rush (sound TRACK)
- 1992: Unplugged (live; taken up 1991)
- 1994: From The Cradle
- 1998: Pilgrim
- 2000: Riding With The King (with B. B. King)
- 2001: Reptile
- 2002: One More Car, One More Rider (live; taken up 2001; Double album)
- 2004: ME and Mr. Johnson
- 2004: Session for Robert J. (CD + DVD)
- 2005: Bake home
- 1982: Time Pieces: Best OF Eric Clapton (1969-1978)
- 1985: Time Pieces of volume. 2: Live into the Seventies
- 1988: Crossroads (4-CD-Box)
- 1995: The Cream OF Clapton
- 1996: Crossroads 2: Live in The Seventies (live; taken up 1974-1978; 4-CD-Box)
- 1999: The Blues (double album)
- 1999: Clapton Chronicles: The Best OF Eric Clapton
- 1970: After Midnight
- 1972: Layla (?)
- 1974: I SHOT The Sheriff
- 1974: Willie and The hand Jive
- 1975: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
- 1975: Knockin'on Heaven's Door
- 1976: Hello old Friend
- 1978: Lay down Sally
- 1978: Wonderful Tonight
- 1978: Pro-bad
- 1979: Watch Out For Lucy
- 1980: Tulsa Time
- 1980: Cocaine
- 1981: I CAN' t conditions It
- 1983: I of' VE Got A skirt N' roll Heart
- 1985: Forever one
- 1987: Behind the MASKs
- 1989: Pretending
- 1990: Bath Love
- 1992: Layla (unplugged)
- 1992: Tears in Heaven
- 1995: Love CAN Build A Bridge
- 1996: CHANGE The World
- 1998: My Father' s Eyes
- 1998: Circus
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|NAME||Clapton, Eric Patrick|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of British musicians, skirt - and Blues - guitarist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||30. March 1945|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ripley, England|