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Clapton, Eric (born 1945), blues-rock guitarist

Susan Fast

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630


(b Ripley, Surrey, 30 March 1945). English blues-rock guitarist. Until 1966, when he formed Cream, he was a blues purist, and blues has played a central role in his career; many would argue that he was at his best in this music.

After a brief time with the Yardbirds, Clapton established himself as a gifted interpreter of the blues in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers between 1965 and 1966 and achieved popular

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