History Music / EricClapton

19th Feb '17 11:44:03 PM bt8257
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Clapton has been part of numerous bands throughout his career. His first major band was Music/TheYardbirds. He replaced founding lead guitarist Anthony "Top" Topham and he was with them for 2 years - 1963 to 1965. It was during this time in his career he gained the nickname "Slowhand," coming from his habit of changing the strings on his guitar on-stage in concert whenever they happened to break. While waiting for him finish the process, the audience would engage in a "slow clap," and thus his nickname was born (although other sources suggest a more complimentary story; he got the nickname for his trademark wide, slow vibrato). Clapton quit The Yardbirds because at the time he was a blues purist and he felt that with ''Music/ForYourLove'', the band was selling out. Clapton was replaced by [[Music/JeffBeck Jeff Beck]].

After his time with The Yardbirds, he briefly joined John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers, but left after a few months. He only recorded one album with them: ''Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton'', [[FanNickname also nicknamed Beano]], but it was a legendary one. The whole ''Clapton Is God'' thing started with the release of this album. How important was it? Judge for yourself, but Music/JimiHendrix said it was his biggest inspiration.

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Clapton has been part of numerous bands throughout his career. His first major band was Music/TheYardbirds. He replaced founding lead guitarist Anthony "Top" Topham and he was with them for 2 years - 1963 to 1965. It was during this time in his career he gained the nickname "Slowhand," "Slowhand", coming from his habit of changing the strings on his guitar on-stage in concert whenever they happened to break. While waiting for him finish the process, the audience would engage in a "slow clap," and thus his nickname was born (although other sources suggest a more complimentary story; he got the nickname for his trademark wide, slow vibrato). Clapton quit The Yardbirds because at the time he was a blues purist and he felt that with ''Music/ForYourLove'', the band was selling out. Clapton was replaced by [[Music/JeffBeck Jeff Beck]].

After his time with The Yardbirds, he briefly joined John Mayall And The and the Bluesbreakers, but left after a few months. He only recorded one album with them: ''Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton'', [[FanNickname also nicknamed Beano]], but it was a legendary one. The whole ''Clapton Is God'' thing started with the release of this album. How important was it? Judge for yourself, but Music/JimiHendrix said it was his biggest inspiration.
1st Jan '17 2:15:33 AM ElectroKraken
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: "Cocaine".
22nd Dec '16 6:06:19 PM 04tele
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* GunNut: Apparently, he's one of the few British ones.

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* GunNut: Apparently, he's one of the few British ones.Downplayed. He enjoys shooting for recreation, and being a rich rock star he can afford to indulge it as a hobby, but his interest in guns is secondary to his passion for music.
4th Dec '16 8:26:34 PM Xtifr
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'''Eric Patrick Clapton''' (born in Ripley, England on 30 March 1945) is one of those artists who can find great success in his solo efforts or as part of a band. He ranked second in ''Rolling Stone's'' list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He's played a variety of genres, from blues to psychedelic to pop and even reggae numbers. His influence is felt across pop, blues, and rock, with multiple chart and critical successes.

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'''Eric Eric Patrick Clapton''' Clapton (born in Ripley, England on 30 March 1945) is one of those artists who can find great success in his solo efforts or as part of a band. He ranked second in ''Rolling Stone's'' list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He's played a variety of genres, from blues to psychedelic to pop and even reggae numbers. His influence is felt across pop, blues, and rock, with multiple chart and critical successes.
12th Nov '16 5:14:41 PM mkmckoy
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* WhatTheHellHero: "Layla" is a love song to Patti Boyd ... while she was still married to George Harrison.
16th Sep '16 4:41:45 PM Flamethrowerman09
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Clapton has been part of numerous bands throughout his career. His first major band was Music/TheYardbirds. He replaced founding lead guitarist Anthony "Top" Topham and he was with them for 2 years - 1963 to 1965. It was during this time in his career he gained the nickname "Slowhand," coming from his habit of changing the strings on his guitar on-stage in concert whenever they happened to break. While waiting for him finish the process, the audience would engage in a "slow clap," and thus his nickname was born (although other sources suggest a more complimentary story; he got the nickname for his trademark wide, slow vibrato). Clapton quit The Yardbirds because at the time he was a blues purist and he felt that with ''Music/ForYourLove'', the band was selling out. Clapton was replaced by Jeff Beck.

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Clapton has been part of numerous bands throughout his career. His first major band was Music/TheYardbirds. He replaced founding lead guitarist Anthony "Top" Topham and he was with them for 2 years - 1963 to 1965. It was during this time in his career he gained the nickname "Slowhand," coming from his habit of changing the strings on his guitar on-stage in concert whenever they happened to break. While waiting for him finish the process, the audience would engage in a "slow clap," and thus his nickname was born (although other sources suggest a more complimentary story; he got the nickname for his trademark wide, slow vibrato). Clapton quit The Yardbirds because at the time he was a blues purist and he felt that with ''Music/ForYourLove'', the band was selling out. Clapton was replaced by [[Music/JeffBeck Jeff Beck.
Beck]].
23rd Jun '16 1:10:15 AM gewunomox
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In London in the late 60s, a young man fresh off the boat from America made the audacious request to jam with Cream... and ended up upstaging Clapton. The young man's name? JimiHendrix (oh, and you know how the intro mentioned Clapton being the second greatest guitarist of all time? Guess who's number one?)

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In London in the late 60s, a young man fresh off the boat from America made the audacious request to jam with Cream... and ended up upstaging Clapton. The young man's name? JimiHendrix Music/JimiHendrix (oh, and you know how the intro mentioned Clapton being the second greatest guitarist of all time? Guess who's number one?)



* FriendlyRival: To Music/JimiHendrix.

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* FriendlyRival: To Music/JimiHendrix.Jimi Hendrix.
12th May '16 11:07:36 AM ChesterPolarbear
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* DoNotTryThisCoolThing: "Cocaine".

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* DoNotTryThisCoolThing: DoNotDoThisCoolThing: "Cocaine".
12th May '16 11:06:46 AM ChesterPolarbear
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20th Feb '16 1:27:27 PM Laevatein
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AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In London in the late 60s, a young man fresh off the boat from America made the audacious request to jam with Cream... and ended up upstaging Clapton. The young man's name? JimiHendrix (oh, and you know how the intro mentioned Clapton being the second greatest guitarist of all time? Guess who's number one?)

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In London in the late 60s, a young man fresh off the boat from America made the audacious request to jam with Cream... and ended up upstaging Clapton. The young man's name? JimiHendrix (oh, and you know how the intro mentioned Clapton being the second greatest guitarist of all time? Guess who's number one?)
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