Eric Clapton: Wiki, Age, Bio, Net Worth, Height, Weight, Wife, Kids

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton: Wiki, Age, Bio, Net Worth, Height, Weight, Wife, Kids, Education, Songs, Guitar, Career, Early Life, Wife: Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born March 30, 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and composer widely regarded as one of the most prominent guitarists of all time. Clapton was named second on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, and fifth on Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time” list. In 2009, he was ranked fifth among “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” by Time magazine. Clapton joined the Yardbirds in 1963, replacing founder guitarist Top Topham, after performing in a variety of other local bands. Clapton departed the Yardbirds in 1965, dissatisfied with the band’s shift from blues-rock to a more radio-friendly pop-rock sound, and joined John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, with whom he recorded one album. Clapton established the power trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce after quitting Mayall in 1966, in which he performed lengthy blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop.”

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Eric Clapton Early Life

Clapton was born on March 30, 1945, in Ripley, Surrey, England, to 16-year-old Patricia Molly Clapton (7 January 1929 – March 1999) and 25-year-old soldier Edward Walter Fryer (21 March 1920 – 15 May 1985). Prior to Clapton’s birth, Fryer was sent to war and later returned to Canada. Clapton was raised believing that his grandmother, Rose, and her second husband, Patricia’s stepfather, Jack Clapp, were his parents and that his mother was his elder sister. The erroneous assumption that Clapton’s true surname is Clapp (Reginald Cecil Clapton was Rose’s first husband, Eric Clas maternal grandfather) arose from the resemblance in surnames. His mother then married another Canadian soldier and relocated to Germany, leaving Eric with his grandparents in Surrey.
Eric Clapton was given an acoustic Hoyer guitar for his thirteenth birthday, but the cheap steel-stringed instrument was impossible to play, and he lost interest. Clapton took the up again two years later and began playing regularly. Eric Clapton was influenced by the blues from an early age, and he spent many hours playing along with albums to master the chords of blues music. He recorded his practice sessions on his Grundig reel-to-reel tape recorder and listened to them over and over until he was certain that he’d nailed it.

Eric Clapton attended Kingston College of Painting after leaving Hollyfield School in Surbiton in 1961 but was fired at the conclusion of the academic year because his concentrate remained on music rather than art. By the age of 16, his guitar playing had evolved to the point where he was being noticed. Clapton began busking around Kingston, Richmond, and the West End about this period. Clapton began performing in taverns around Surrey in 1962 as a duet with fellow blues fan David Brock. Clapton joined his first band, the Roosters, an early British R&B outfit, when he was seventeen years old, with Tom McGuinness as the other guitarist. From January to August 1963, he was a member of this band.

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Eric Clapton  Career

Eric Clapton joined the Yardbirds, a blues-influenced rock, and roll band, in October 1963 and remained with them until March 1965. Clapton established a distinctive sound by combining elements from Chicago blues and famous blues guitarists such as Buddy Guy, Freddie King, and B.B. King, and quickly became one of the most talked-about guitarists in the British music industry. When the band took over the Rolling Stones’ tenure at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, they began to establish a considerable cult following by playing Chess/Checker/Vee-Jay blues pieces. They toured England with Sonny Boy Williamson II, an American bluesman, and recorded a collaborative LP album in December 1963, which was released in 1965. Clapton had his debut appearance with the Yardbirds at the Royal Albert Hall in London in December 1964. Clapton has performed in the Hall more than 200 times since then, describing the experience as “playing in my front room.”

“For Your Love,” penned by songwriter Graham Gouldman, who previously wrote big songs for Herman’s Hermits and the Hollies, was Clapton and the Yardbirds’ first huge hit in March 1965. (and later achieved the success of his own as a member of 10cc). The Yardbirds chose to go toward a pop-oriented sound, much to the chagrin of Clapton, who was more concerned with the blues than with commercial success.

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His Personal Life

Clapton dated Betty Davis, a funk singer, for a short time. In 1979, he married Pattie Boyd, but their relationship was tainted by his infidelity and physical abuse. Clapton admits to rapping and assaulting her while they were married in a 1999 interview with The Sunday Times, and he was a “full-blown” drunk. Eric Clapton established a relationship with Yvonne Kelly, the manager of AIR Studios Montserrat, in 1984, while recording Behind the Sun. They had a daughter in January 1985, despite the fact that they were both married to different partners at the time. Ruth Kelly Clapton was her name, but she was kept hidden from the public until the media discovered she was his kid in 1991.

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Eric Clapton Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth

Real Name Eric Clapton
Nickname Eric
Gender Male
Profession English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter
Height (approx.) Not Known
Weight (approx.) 84 kg
Figure Measurements (approx.) Not Known
Eye Colour Not Known
Hair Colour Not Known
Date of Birth 30 March 1945
Age (as in 2018) 75 Years
Birth Place Ripley, United Kingdom
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Not Known
Nationality Not Known
Hometown Ripley, United Kingdom
School Hollyfield School in Surbiton
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Religion Not Known
Ethnicity White
Caste Not Known
Address Not Known
Hobbies/Interests Not Known
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Known
Sexuality Straight
Parents Not Known
Siblings Not Known
Husband/Wife/Spouse Melia McEnery (m. 2002), Pattie Boyd (m. 1979–1989)
Children Yes (Conor Clapton, Julie Rose Clapton, Ruth Clapton, Sophie Belle Clapton, Ella May Clapton)
Net Worth $350 million

Some lesser-known facts about Eric Clapton

  • When Eric Clapton spoke out against more immigration during a concert in Birmingham on August 5, 1976, he caused a stir and sparked a long-running debate. Clapton, visibly inebriated on stage, expressed his passionate admiration for Enoch Powell, a right-wing British politician.

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