Celebrate Eric Clapton’s 76th Birthday with his Top 10 Songs

Eric “Slowhand” Clapton was born on this day in 1945 and has an extensive body of work in music

Celebrate Eric Clapton’s 76th Birthday with his Top 10 Songs



The legendary Eric Clapton was born on March 30, 1945, in Ripley, Surrey, England. The man whose name was sprayed in graffiti all over London during the late 1960’s as “Clapton Is God”, it’s one of the most influential guitarists of all time. He has played and formed several legendary bands since the beginning of his career during the early 1960’s. Clapton first became famous as the guitarist for The Yardbirds, before Jimmy Page joined in as a replacement recommended by Clapton himself. He then joined briefly John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers but shortly after formed the power trio Cream who enjoyed huge success during the Psychedelic Rock era in the late 1960’s producing some of Clapton’s most famous songs and hits as musician and composer. After Cream disbanded, Clapton formed Blind Faith, in between, he became good friends with Jimi Hendrix with whom he jammed regularly, (allegedly, story goes that when Clapton first saw Hendrix playing live he became so nervous that had to do a cigarette break) he also became part of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band, played the legendary solo guitar on The Beatles “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and even was thought as to be recruited as a full-time member of The Beatles and played guitar for the one time 1968 supergroup The Dirty Mac consisting on members John Lennon, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell. In 1970 Clapton formed Derek and the Dominos with whom he made one of his most unforgettable songs and top Rock classic, “Layla”. Clapton had a firm friendship with George Harrison, and both guitarists collaborated on each other’s albums, sometimes uncredited. We celebrate Eric Clapton’s 76th Birthday by looking back at some of his best songs, solo or with the several bands he had been in.



10 - "Bad Love, W/Phil Collins "Journeyman" 1989
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10 - "Bad Love, W/Phil Collins "Journeyman" 1989
09 - “Strange Brew”, Cream "Disraeli Gears" 1967
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09 - “Strange Brew”, Cream "Disraeli Gears" 1967
08 - "Badge", Cream "Goodbye" 1969
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08 - "Badge", Cream "Goodbye" 1969
07 - "Cocaine", "Slowhand" 1977
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07 - "Cocaine", "Slowhand" 1977
06 - "Crossroads", Cream Single 1968
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06 - "Crossroads", Cream Single 1968
05 - "Wonderful Tonigh", "Slowhand" 1977
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05 - "Wonderful Tonigh", "Slowhand" 1977
04 - "Tears In Heaven", "RUSH OST" 1992
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04 - "Tears In Heaven", "RUSH OST" 1992
03 - "White Room", Cream "Wheels Of Fire" 1968
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03 - "White Room", Cream "Wheels Of Fire" 1968
02 - "Sunshine Of Your Love", Cream "Disraeli Gears" 1967
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02 - "Sunshine Of Your Love", Cream "Disraeli Gears" 1967
01 - "Layla", Derek And The Dominos "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" 1970
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01 - "Layla", Derek And The Dominos "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" 1970
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