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Eric Clapton

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Eric Patrick Clapton (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is often regarded as one of the most successful and influential guitarists in rock music. 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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Clapton has received more than 21,387,573 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Eric Clapton is the 26th most popular musician (down from 23rd in 2019), the 164th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 155th in 2019) and the 9th 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 26 out of 2,662Before him are Charlie Watts, George Harrison, Władysław Szpilman, Ringo Starr, Arthur Rubinstein, and Mark Knopfler. After him are Keith Richards, Scatman John, Bon Scott, Martha Argerich, Miles Davis, and Jeff Beck.

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Among people born in 1945, Eric Clapton ranks 10Before him are Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Franz Beckenbauer, Aung San Suu Kyi, Vince McMahon, Radovan Karadžić, and Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein. After him are Tom Selleck, Daniel Ortega, Helen Mirren, Björn Ulvaeus, Jupp Heynckes, and Lemmy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Clapton ranks 164 out of 7,765Before him are Saint Patrick (385), Mark Knopfler (1949), Aleister Crowley (1875), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Judi Dench (1934), and Geoffrey Chaucer (1343). After him are Terry Pratchett (1948), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Jason Statham (1967), Howard Carter (1874), John Milton (1608), and Brian Johnson (1947).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Eric Clapton ranks 9Before him are Paul McCartney (1942), Brian May (1947), Charlie Watts (1941), George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), and Mark Knopfler (1949). After him are Keith Richards (1943), Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), and Brian Jones (1942).

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