Name: Eric Patrick Clapton (“Slowhand”)
Born: 30 March 1945
Raised: Surrey, UK
- The Yardbirds
- Jon Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
- Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse
- Blind Faith
- Delaney and Bonnie and Friends
- Derek and the Dominos
Clapton’s solo career has involved a large numbr of collaborations with the likes of George Harrison, Carlos Santana and B.B. King.
Weapon(s) of Choice: Fender Stratocaster (there’s a Signature Eric Clapton model); has been associated with Fender Telecasters, Fender Jazzmasters, Gibson Les Pauls and Martin acoustic guitars. Clapton also uses Ernie Ball Slinky and Super Slinky strongs allegedly (factoid courtesy of Wikipedia). Clapton has also been associated wit Marshall Amps.