Eric Clapton

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Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born March 30, 1945 in Surrey, England, nicknamed Slowhand) is an English blues and rock guitarist. He is a multi Grammygewinner triple and a member of the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Clapton influenced the development of the Blue Rocks since the 1960s, with substantial and is considered one of the greatest guitarists. On the list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time of American music magazine Rolling Stone is found Clapton on rank 4

Discography

Before 1970: recorded with the Yardbirds, with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and Delaney, Bonnie and Friends. In addition to the publications listed here are circulating a number of bootlegs, by fans, sound engineers, employees, etc. were recorded. The quality here varies from "near CD-recording" to "included with your mobile phone full of noises".

Solo albums

* 1970: Eric Clapton
* 1974: 461 Ocean Boulevard
* 1975: There’s One in Every Crowd
* 1976: No Reason to Cry
* 1977: Eric Clapton
* 1978: Backless
* 1981: Another Ticket
* 1983: Money and Cigarettes
* 1985: Behind The Sun
* 1986: August
* 1989: Journeyman
* 1994: From the Cradle
* 1998: Pilgrim
* 2001: Reptile
* 2004: Me and Mr. Johnson
* 2004: Sessions for Robert J. (CD + DVD)
* 2005: Back Home

More

* 1970: Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (as Derek and the Dominos)
* 1970: In Concert (as Derek and the Dominos)
* 1973: Live at the Fillmore (as Derek and the Dominos, added 1970)
* 1973: Eric Clapton‘s Rainbow Concert (Live, recorded in 1972)
* 1975: E.C. Was Here (recorded live, 1975)
* 1980: Just One Night (live, recorded 1979; double album)
* 1984: Too Much Monkey Business
* 1989: Homeboy
* 1990: The Layla Sessions (as Derek and the Dominos, 20th Anniversary Edition Box)
* 1991: 24 Nights (live, recorded 1990; double album)
* 1992: Rush (Soundtrack)
* 1992: Unplugged (recorded live 1991)
* 1997: Retail Therapy (as TDF, together with Simon Climie)
* 2000: Riding With The King (with B. B. King)
* 2002: One More Car, One More Rider (Live, recorded in 2001, double album)
* 2004: 461 Ocean Boulevard Deluxe Edition (double album)
* 2006: The Road to Escondido (with J. J. Cale)
* 2009: Live From Madison Square Garden (with Steve Winwood, recorded live 2008; double album)

Compilations

* 1982: Time Pieces: Best of Eric Clapton (1969-1978)
* 1984: Backtrackin ‘(double album)
* 1985: Time Pieces Vol 2: Live In The Seventies
* 1988: Crossroads (4-CD box)
* 1995: The Cream Of Clapton (First Edition)
* 1996: Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies (live, recorded 1974-1978, 4-CD box)
* 1999: The Blues (Double Album)
* 1999: Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton
* 2000: The Cream of Clapton (revised edition, 1966-80, Zounds, all tracks digitally remastered, 24-karat gold CD)
* 2007: Complete Clapton (double album)

Singles

* 1970: After Midnight
* 1972: Layla (Re-Release)
* 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: Promises
* 1979: Watch Out for Lucy
* 1980: Tulsa Time
* 1980: Cocaine
* 1981: I Can not Stand It
* 1983: I’ve Got a Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
* 1985: Forever Man
* 1987: Behind the Mask
* 1989: Pretending
* 1990: Bad Love
* 1992: Layla (unplugged)
* 1992: Tears in Heaven
* 1995: Love Can Build a Bridge
* 1996: Change the World
* 1998: My Father’s Eyes
* 1998: Born in Time
* 1998: Circus
* 2001: I Is not Gonna Stand For It

DVD

* 1983: Eric Clapton & Friends (The ARMS Benefit concert from London)
* 1986: Eric Clapton & Friends Live 1986
* 1986: Live at Montreux
* 1988: After Midnight Live
* 1990: 24 Nights
* 1992: Unplugged
* 1997: Live in Hyde Park (Special Edition)
* 1997: Eric Clapton Budokan 1997
* 1999: Eric Clapton & Friends in concert
* 1999: Clapton Chronicles
* 2001: One More Car One More Rider
* 2001: This Song for George – Japan Tour 2001 – Budokan
* 2004: Sessions for Robert J. (CD + DVD)
* 2004: Crossroads Guitar Festival (2 discs)
* 2007: Crossroads Guitar Festival (2 discs)
* 2008: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: Live from Madison Square Garden

Filmography

In addition to many other dimensions of the music business, he plays in the movie "Blues Brothers 2000" Louisiana Gator Boys Band gathered for a guitarist. In by George Harrison-produced feature film "Water – The movie" Clapton is seen in a small supporting role alongside top-notch musicians. He also played in 1975 "preachers" in the film version of the rock opera "Tommy."