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Guitar Greats: Eric Clapton

When you Google "Eric Clapton nicknames," two results come up:  Slowhand...and God.  (No really; give it a try.  That really happens.)

Search engine results aside, what more can you say about Eric Clapton that hasn't already been said.  He's the only artist to ben thrice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  He's released countless albums as a solo artist, as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream, and has collaborated with a number of different artists.

His incredible body of work speaks for itself.

 

Eric Clapton performing on stage with Cream during their first live appearance at the Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival in Berkshire, England on July 31 1966.

 

1967, New York, New York City, Eric Clapton, B.B, King, Elvin Bishop.

 

Eric Clapton of the rock band 'Cream' relaxes backstage at the Murray the K Music in the Fifth Dimension show at the RKO Theatre on March 31, 1967 in New York City, New York.

 

Eric Clapton of the rock band 'Cream' performs onstage in 1968 in New York City, New York.

 

Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton during their time as Blind Faith, at a free Hyde park concert, London, 7th June 1969.

 

Eric Clapton appearing on the Johnny Cash Show in Nov. 1970.

 

January 1973: Eric Clapton, in concert at the Rainbow Rooms.

 

Eric Clapton, performing during his US tour, July 1974.

 

Eric Clapton performs at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California on November 24, 1976.

 

Eric Clapton performs live on stage at Groenoordhallen in Leiden, Holland on Jun 11 1977 during his Slowhand tour.

 

Eric Clapton performing live onstage, playing 'Blackie' Fender Stratocaster guitar, holding cigarette under guitar strings circa 1978.

Rock and roll guitarist Eric Clapton performs onstage with his Fender Stratocaster electric guitar in circa 1984.

 

George Harrison and Eric Clapton at Limehouse Studios in London during recording of the TV programme 'Blue Suede Shoes'.

 

Eric Clapton performing on stage playing a Fender Stratocaster.

 

Eric Clapton plays a resonator guitar  at McNichols Arena in October 1994 in Denver, Colorado.

 

Eric Clapton playing a Fender Stratocaster at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands on 11th July 1997.

 

Eric Clapton at Christie's in June 1999 with his 1956 Fender Stratocaster guitar (which he used on the albums Just One Night, Backless and Slowhand) in front of a selection of his guitars which where auctioned.

 

B. B. King and Eric Clapton at Jazz at Lincoln Center's 'Blowin' the Blues Away' spring gala at the Apollo in New York.

 

Eric Clapton during 20th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York.

 

Eric Clapton performs on stage in concert at Members Equity Stadium on February 11, 2007 in Perth, Australia.

 

Musicians Steve Winwood (L) and Eric Clapton perform in concert at the American Airlines Center on June 23, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.

 

Eric Clapton performs at The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2010 supported by Novae at the Royal Albert Hall on November 17, 2010 in London, England.

Eric Clapton performs on stage during Howlin For Hubert: A Concert to Benefit the Jazz Foundation of America at The Apollo Theater on February 24, 2012 in New York City.

 

Eric Clapton performs during the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Eric Clapton performs at Royal Albert Hall on May 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.