Eric Clapton

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Eric Patrick Clapton (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, widely regarded as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton 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". He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.After playing in a number of different local bands, Clapton joined the Yardbirds in 1963, replacing founding guitarist Top Topham. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Clapton has received more than 18,404,049 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Eric Clapton is the 23rd most popular musician (up from 24th in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 141st in 2019) and the 8th 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 23 out of 2,675Before him are Arcangelo Corelli, Madonna, Ray Charles, Brian May, Cat Stevens, and Chuck Berry. After him are Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Giuseppe Tartini, Władysław Szpilman, and Ronnie James Dio.

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Among people born in 1945, Eric Clapton ranks 10Before him are Gerd Müller, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Radovan Karadžić, Vince McMahon, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Tom Selleck. After him are Helen Mirren, Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Eddy Merckx, Jupp Heynckes, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and Wim Wenders.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Clapton ranks 155 out of 6,924Before him are Duns Scotus (1265), Robert the Bruce (1274), Cat Stevens (1948), Ada Lovelace (1815), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), and Thomas Newcomen (1663). After him are C. S. Lewis (1898), Rosalind Franklin (1920), Mark Knopfler (1949), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Humphry Davy (1778), and Joseph Priestley (1733).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Eric Clapton ranks 8Before him are Paul McCartney (1942), Ringo Starr (1940), George Harrison (1943), Elton John (1947), Brian May (1947), and Cat Stevens (1948). After him are Mark Knopfler (1949), Jeff Beck (1944), Bon Scott (1946), Keith Richards (1943), David Gilmour (1946), and Roger Waters (1943).

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