Eric Clapton was born in 1945 in England and got his first guitar for his thirteenth birthday. Although he didn’t start playing it in earnest until he was 16, which is the same time that he was expelled from the Kingston College of Art for a lack of progress, Clapton is now widely regarded as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.
His music career began in 1963 with two short stints in two different bands: The Roosters and Casey Jones & The Engineers, but it was not until he joined The Yardbirds that he really began to gain attention with his distinctive style. It was then, too, that he was given the nickname Slowhand, which later became the name of his fifth studio album. After parting ways with The Yardbirds in 1965, he played for a short time with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, during which he earned a reputation as one of the best blues guitarist around.
Clapton then recorded and released three albums with Cream amidst extensive touring in the United States—his first time playing across the pond. The band had a handful of hit singles and sold millions of albums, but its members parted ways in 1968. It was not until 1970 that Clapton began his solo career. The album he released that year (the first of 20 solo studio albums) reached #17 on the US charts.
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Eric Clapton carries the distinction of being the only three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—once as a solo artist, once as a member of Cream, and once as a member of The Yardbirds. If you want the chance to see this legendary guitarist perform live on stage, then take advantage of the discounted tickets available on ScoreBig.com . Eric Clapton puts on a show that you certainly will not want to miss, and we guarantee that you will never have to pay full price.
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