10 Interesting Eric Clapton Facts

Thursday, January 16th 2014. | People

Eric Clapton facts give you information about the famous singer in the world. He gained a lot of critical acclaim by collecting many awards. Even though the man was old now, people still love to hear his voice. Find out about him below:

Eric Clapton Facts 1: father

It was a very interesting fact to know that Eric can get a little bit information about his biological father in 1998.  When he was 53 years old, he realized that his father was a Canadian pilot.

Eric Clapton Facts 2: Tears in Heaven

Tears in Heaven is his prominent song. People love to hear this sad song. It is the soundtrack of the movie Rush.

Eric Clapton Cover

Eric Clapton Cover

Eric Clapton Facts 3: nickname

Eric Clapton has the nickname of Slowhand. Sometimes the strings of his guitars break since he plays it too hard. The audiences will clap their hand, while Eric replaces the broken strings.

Eric Clapton Facts 4: Original country

Eric was never known about his father until 1998. He was raised by maternal grandparents in Surrey, England.

Eric Clapton facts

Eric Clapton facts

Eric Clapton Facts 5: While my Guitar Gently Weeps

While my Guitar Gently Weeps is the Beatles song that Eric played guitar. At that time, Eric was asked by his best friend, George Harrison to record a song with him because of Harrison’s nervousness about the guitar ability.

Eric Clapton Facts 6: ‘Layla’

‘Layla’ was a song written by Eric Clapton for a lady named Patti Boyd. She actually was the wife of George Harrison, his best friend. It seems that the song really works since Patti left his husband for Eric.

Eric Clapton Sings

Eric Clapton Sings

Eric Clapton Facts 7: Cream

In the year of 1960, Eric Clapton was a member of a band named Cream. The other members in the band include Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce.

Eric Clapton Facts 8: Conor

Conor is the son of Eric who died. He wrote a song for him with the title Tears in Heaven.

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton Facts 9: 461 Ocean Boulevard

461 Ocean Boulevard is Eric’s album created in 1974. This album also includes a cover of I Shot the Sheriff. It was the song of Bob Marley. In 1977, he released an album called Slow Hand.

Eric Clapton Facts 10: The Yardbirds

Another band that Eric joined was The Yardbirds. He quit the band before the For Your Love album was released. Then he joined another band John Mayall and the Blues Breakers.

pattie boyd and Eric Clapton

pattie boyd and Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton got 6 Grammy awards for the album unplugged. He won the Best Rock Song, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. Are you fascinated with facts about Eric Clapton?

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