Eric Clapton, considered by many to be the world’s foremost guitar master, will return to the stage in the summer of 2006. His story is directly related to the decades of timeless music he has produced, and Clapton is adored by fans of generations. Her life was full of struggles and sorrows, and her music was seen by many of her fans as her personal triumph over her circumstances.
Eric Clapton’s Birth And Youth
Eric Clapton was born in 1945 in England, although he didn’t really know who his parents were until later in his childhood. His father was a Canadian soldier who returned to Canada after World War II, and his birth mother soon left to join him. Eric was left to be raised by his grandparents, who he thought were his real parents until he was nine years old. Clapton knew his birth mother as his sister, as his grandparents wanted to protect him from the stigma that came with being an “illegitimate” child.
Clapton was first inspired by music as a teenager when he watched Jerry Lee Lewis perform on television, and his love of blues was born that day. He attended school with the intention of becoming a stained glass designer slipped when he was expelled at the age of 17 for playing guitar in class. Despite what was seen as a setback at the time, the incident propelled Clapton into the world of full-time music.
Early Career Becoming a Guitarist for The Yardbirds
Clapton continued to work on a series of lower-class jobs while continuing to study and play blues on his guitar. In 1963, he joined a band called The Yardbirds, which happened to boast three very popular guitarists – Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. The band was an instant hit, and they were known for their blues style and stunning guitar melodies. However, Clapton became disillusioned with the band’s progression towards mainstream rock and roll, and left the band in 1965.
Clapton spent the following year making the band the Bluesbreakers hugely popular, but in 1966, he decided to form his own band, naming it Cream.
Eric Clapton’s Peak Potential
Cream is one of the most recognized and loved bands in the world, and each of their albums has been a huge hit. Cream was mentioned in the same breath as the Rolling Stones and The Beatles, and the trio recorded three albums before deciding to make a farewell piece titled Goodbye in 1969. There were many reasons for the band’s disbandment, but drug abuse and ego clashed. seen as the main reason.
Later that year, Clapton became a member of rock’s first “supergroup” when he teamed up with Steve Winwood, Ric Grech and Ginger Baker. Although the band only released one album named after the band, Blind Faith rose to number one on the North American Billboard albums chart, and her work is still selling well to this day.
Decided To Solo
After all his experiences in the highly successful band, Clapton decided to strike out on his own, and this would prove to be a very wise decision. However, Clapton must first overcome his drug addiction, which is no small task. Once he had it, however, he quickly returned to what he loved most, and released an album called 461 Ocean Boulevard in 1974. This album included a cover of Bob Marley’s I Shot the Sheriff, which not only had chart success, but also brought exposure to the world of reggae which was seen as the “driver” of the genre in general.
In the past 30 years, Clapton has released 15 studio albums containing songs many consider the national anthem more than singles, including mega-hits such as “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” “Lay Down Sally,” “Cocaine” and “Tonight Was Great.”
It was Clapton’s work that brought it all together
Clapton’s work surpassed millions of records sold and tens of millions of loyal fans. He is the only artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times, has won several Grammy Awards and is known for his guitar skills in every country in the world. He never lost his love for blues, and continues to thrill crowds with his rendition of his and other songs written for decades, and everyone who has had the opportunity to see him in person considers it a privilege and an honor.