Eric Clapton Fact File

Name:     Eric Patrick Clapton (“Slowhand”)

Born:      30 March 1945

Raised:  Surrey, UK

Career :

  • The Yardbirds
  • Jon Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
  • Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse
  • Cream
  • 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.

Style:    Blues

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.


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