Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (brought into the world 30 March 1945) is an English stone and blues guitarist, vocalist, and musician. He is the main three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as an independent craftsman and independently as an individual from the Yardbirds and of Cream. Clapton has been alluded to as one of the most significant and compelling guitarists ever. Clapton positioned second in Rolling Stone's rundown of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Main 50 Guitarists of All Time". He was likewise named number five in Time magazine's rundown of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.
In the mid-1960s Clapton left the Yardbirds to play with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. Following leaving Mayall, Clapton framed the force trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played continued blues act of spontaneities and "refined, blues-based hallucinogenic pop". After Cream separated, he shaped blues musical crew Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. Clapton's performance vocation started during the 1970s, where his work bore the impact of the smooth style of J. J. Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His variant of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped reggae arrive at a mass market. Two of his most well known chronicles were "Layla", recorded with Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson's "Intersection", recorded with Cream. Following the passing of his child Conor in 1991, Clapton's misery was communicated in the melody "Tears in Heaven", which showed up on his Unplugged collection.
Clapton has been the beneficiary of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004 he was granted a CBE at Buckingham Palace for administrations to music. He has gotten four Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In his performance profession, Clapton has sold in excess of 100 million records around the world, making him a standout amongst other selling artists, time. In 1998, Clapton, a recuperating alcoholic and medication fanatic, established the Crossroads Center on Antigua, a clinical office for recouping substance abusers.