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Rolling Stone named him the "fourth greatest guitarist of all time," and currently he is the only triple inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is the iconic Eric Clapton. Clapton has been captivating millions of fans worldwide for decades with songs like Layla and Tears in Heaven.

Fortunately for Clapton fans, the 18-time Grammy Award winner is hitting the road and is scheduled to perform at the Mud Island Amphitheatre in Memphis, Tennessee, in April of this year.

To stay on top of all of Eric Clapton's upcoming shows, all you need to do is stick right here on StubHub.

Eric Clapton Background

As one of the greatest living legend musicians in history, Eric Clapton was born in England, under bizarre circumstances. Born to a teenage mother and a father, who was already married, Clapton was raised under the impression that his grandparents were his parents, and his mother was his older sister.

He grew up surrounded by music. His grandmother was a talented pianist, and his uncle and mother possessed a passion for music of the big band era. Clapton also learned that his absent father was also a talented pianist, who played in multiple dance bands while he was based in Surrey. At the tender age of eight, Clapton found out the truth about his family. Later on, he reflected on the moment, and said, "The truth dawned on me, that when Uncle Adrian jokingly called me a little bastard, he was telling the truth."

Clapton's discovery had a big impact on him. Once an easygoing, well-liked boy, Clapton became withdrawn and reserved and lost all of his drive to concentrate on his schoolwork. Clapton ended up bombing a set of weighted exams that decided his admission to secondary school. Fortunately, he demonstrated a high propensity for art, so he was accepted at the Holyfield Road School's art branch when he was 13.

By that time, in 1958, rock and roll had eclipsed the music scene in Britain. And, for his 13th birthday, he added a guitar to his wishlist. He got an inexpensive German-made Hoyer, a steel-stringed guitar. Clapton found it hard to play, so the gift was soon cast aside. It wasn't until three years later when he attended the Kingston College of Art that he was inspired by his musical peers to pick up the instrument again. Clapton was especially fascinated with blues musicians Muddy Waters, Alexis Korner and Robert Johnson.

Clapton's heroes even moved him to buy his very first electric guitar, which was still pretty uncommon in England.

After he was done with school in 1963, Clapton frequented the West End of London in hopes of breaking into the music business as a guitarist. That year, he became a member of The Roosters, his first band, but they split after just a few years. He then became a member of Casey Jones and The Engineers but exited that band after just a few weeks. Since he wasn't able to survive on his music alone, Clapton was employed as a laborer at construction sites.

Eventually, Clapton cemented his reputation as a respected guitarist on the West End pub scene, and in the fall of 1963, he was asked to join the Yardbirds. As part of this group, Clapton hit the mainstream with songs like For Your Love and Good Morning Little Schoolgirl. But he wasn't satisfied for long. Clapton grew discouraged with the commercial pop sound, and he went his own way in 1965.

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers welcomed Clapton to their group later on in 1965. They cut an album in 1966 titled, The Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, which further corroborated Clapton's rep as one of the finest guitarists of the era. The album is still deemed today as one of the best blues albums in history.

But even though the record was a hit, Clapton left that band as well and collaborated with Ginger Baker (drummer) and Jack Bruce (bassist) to found the band, Cream. With Cream, Clapton pushed the envelope with his guitar with Cream's take on blues classics like Spoonful and Crossroads. It wasn't long before Cream catapulted to fame, especially after coming out with albums like Fresh Cream (1966); Disraeli Gears (1967); and Wheels of Fire (1968).

Yet, Cream broke up as well, citing creative differences and opposing egos as the motivation.

Blind Faith was the next group he established, but after just one album and a catastrophic American tour, they disbanded. By the time 1970 had rolled around, Clapton founded Derek and the Dominos. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs claimed a pivotal spot in rock history. At the time, the album was considered to be a commercial bomb and in its wake, Clap fell apart and developed an addiction to heroin.

Fortunately, he was able to kick his drug habit and resurfaced in 1974 with two performances at the Rainbow Theater in London planned by his pal Pete Townshend of famous band, The Who. Later on in 1974, 461 Ocean Boulevard arrived with the song, I Shot the Sheriff, in tow. The album launched a highly successful solo career for Clapton as he composed and recorded hit album after hit album like - No Reason to Cry (1976) and Slowhand (1977).

Between losing a child and battling alcoholism, Clapton fell into another downward spiral, but with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, he was finally able to quit drinking and has maintained his sobriety ever since.

Today, he continues to record music and tour tirelessly while also devoting time to charity work.

Eric Clapton Trivia

Did you know that the music of Eric Clapton has been featured in several TV shows and movies? He has made contributions to movie soundtracks that date back as far as 1973, with Mean Streets. He's also had songs included in Lethal Weapon 2, Back to the Future, Goodfellas, Men in Black III and more.

Eric Clapton Concert Experience

Why would you even think about missing an opportunity to see one of the best guitarists who has ever walked this earth perform live? That's right; Eric Clapton is getting set to rock the stage with his famous tunes like Layla, Cocaine and Wonderful Tonight. Seeing Eric Clapton perform live is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and lucky for you, tickets are on sale now to catch him in person. Don't wait, and reserve your tickets now through StubHub!

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