It’s Eric’s Clapton birthday today!
The guitar player and singer has his birthday today and we you know you like him!
Eric Clapton is turning 72 today and we wish him all the best!
These are some facts you should know about him!
- He was born on 30 March 1945
- He birth name is Eric Patrick Clapton!
- He was born in Ripley, Surrey!
- He grew up believing that his grandparents where his actual parents and that his mum was his older sister! His mother got pregnant at the age of 16 by a soldier that left England!
- When he was 13 he got a guitar as a present but quickly lost interest! After two years he picked it up again and started playing!
- By the age of 17 he joined his first band! The bands name was called The Roosters!
- He supported himself as a laborer at building sites, working alongside his grandfather before he really got in to music!
- Keith Relf and Paul Samwell-Smith recruited him to become a member of The Yardbirds in October 1963!
- Eric Clapton teamed up with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker to form Cream in July 1966.
- The guitar player and singer has won or shared in eighteen Grammy Awards.
- He is a triple inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame!
- Eric Clapton has 4 daughters! His eldest is Ruth and he has three more with his wife Melia!
- Eric Clapton had a son with with Italian model Lory Del Santo, but the child past away at the age of 4 after falling out of an open bedroom window on the 53rd floor of a Manhattan apartment building!
- The guitarist has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time!
- ”Tears of Heaven” was written for the son he lost!
- Songs like ‘Cocaine’, ‘Bell Bottom Blues’,’I Shot the Sheriff and ‘White Room’ are definitely songs you must listen!