He played in the bands the yardbirds cream and derek and the dominos before starting a solo career. In order they are the roosterscasey jones and the engineersthe yardbirdsjohn mayall s bluesbreakerscreamdelaney bonnie friendsblind faithderek the dominoslegendseric has also joined several others for one off live or studio work like the powerhouse winston.
Eric clapton british rock musician who was a highly influential guitarist in the late 1960s and early 70s and later became a major singer songwriter.
Eric clapton music groups. At seventeen he joined his first band the roosters. Focused more on blues music and guitar clapton began playing in local pubs around his hometown of surrey england in 1962. Eric clapton s music career began after his dismissal from the kingston college of art in london.
Eric patrick clapton cbe born 30 march 1945 is an english rock and blues guitarist singer and songwriter. Since that time he has worked in 9 different bands. The closer two names are the greater the probability people will like both artists.
He is the only three time inductee to the rock and roll hall of fame. Derek and the dominos was a music group formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer eric clapton along with bobby whitlock carl radle and jim gordon who had all played with him in delaney bonnie friends. His father edward walter fryer was a 24 year old canadian soldier stationed in the united kingdom during world war ii.
Once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the yardbirds and of cream clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Music map eric clapton people who like eric clapton might also like these artists. Clapton s mother patricia molly clapton was only 16 years old at the time of his birth.
Eric clapton embarked on his musical career in 1963. Learn more about clapton s life music and career. Duane allman from the allman brothers band joined the group early in t read more.
The album layla other assorted love songs was credited to derek the dominoes and clapton refused to have his name on the sleeve in an attempt to escape his guitar hero image. He recorded his first solo album eric clapton in march 1970 concurrently playing live shows with his new backing band performing as derek and the dominoes. Blind faith cream derek and the dominos eric clapton band eric clapton s rainbow concert band the yardbirds casey jones the engineers john mayall the bluesbreakers plastic ono band submit corrections.
A great guitarist of all the time eric clapton was born on march 30 1945 in ripley surrey england. He is of english ethnicity. Blind faith carl perkins friends casey jones and his engineers cream derek the dominos eric clapton friends eric clapton his all star band eric cla.