Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton, a true guitar god! Need we say more?

Well, ok. From the Yardbirds, to Cream, to Derek and the Dominoes, and on to a solo career, the music of Eric Clapton has been with us for well over 50 years.  Moreover, he keeps getting better with age. He has written and performed many different styles of rock; hard rock, near-country, blues, and more, and it is all good.

Clapton’s real talent has evolved as a blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter in more recent years, although a lot his music has always shown blues influence. He has had his share of personal problems and tragedies, from drug and alcohol problems that lasted for years to the tragic loss of his young son. The latter inspired the poignant ballad, Tears in Heaven.

Eric Clapton’s Book

Also, Clapton’s autobiography is a very good read.   He is very honest about all of the ups and downs in his life, and his long and sometimes difficult journey through life is interesting at least, and spellbinding at most.   Highly recommended

A few (among many) good ones!

Above all is his songwriting ability.  Just a few of his songs, showing the diversity of his music:

  • After Midnight
  • Tales of Brave Ulysses
  • White Room
  • Sunshine of your Love
  • Layla
  • Bell Bottom Blues
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • Lay Down Sally
  • Golden Ring
  • Promises
  • Tears in Heaven
  • Cocaine
  • River of Tears
  • Running on Faith
  • and so many more