Eric Clapton

1945 - Today

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Eric Patrick Clapton (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is regarded as one of the most successful and influential guitarists in rock music. He ranked second in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Clapton has received more than 26,189,495 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Eric Clapton is the 25th most popular musician (up from 26th in 2019), the 144th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 164th in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Musician.

Eric Clapton is most famous for being a guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is credited as being one of the most influential guitarists of all time. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

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Among musicians, Eric Clapton ranks 25 out of 3,175Before him are Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, Bon Scott, Mark Knopfler, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Cat Stevens. After him are Leopold Mozart, Scatman John, Brian May, Roger Waters, Maurice Gibb, and Arthur Rubinstein.

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Among people born in 1945, Eric Clapton ranks 13Before him are Vince McMahon, Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Aung San Suu Kyi, Wim Wenders, Radovan Karadžić, and Tom Selleck. After him are Helen Mirren, Daniel Ortega, Jupp Heynckes, Priscilla Presley, Ehud Olmert, and Pete Townshend.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Clapton ranks 144 out of 8,785Before him are Roald Dahl (1916), Michael Caine (1933), William Blake (1757), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Cat Stevens (1948), and Howard Carter (1874). After him are Mary Boleyn (1499), Jane Birkin (1946), Æthelstan (895), Anna Wintour (1949), Rowan Atkinson (1955), and Helen Mirren (1945).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Eric Clapton ranks 10Before him are George Harrison (1943), Jeff Beck (1944), Ringo Starr (1940), Bon Scott (1946), Mark Knopfler (1949), and Cat Stevens (1948). After him are Brian May (1947), Roger Waters (1943), Pete Townshend (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Sting (1951), and David Gilmour (1946).