Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Highest Rated: 98% The Last Waltz (1978)

Lowest Rated: 0% Water (1985)

Birthday: Mar 30, 1945

Birthplace: Ripley, Surrey, England, UK

Arguably one of the most significant rock-n-roll artists of the 20th century, Eric Clapton was a member of four influential bands - the blues-driven Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the soul-drenched Derek and the Dominos, and the psychedelic Cream - before embarking on a four-decades long solo career that produced such hits as "I Shot the Sheriff," "Wonderful Tonight," "After Midnight," "Tears in Heaven" and "My Father's Eyes." His formidable guitar skills, rooted deeply in the blues, first drew attention in the early 1960s, spawning the infamous "Clapton is God" graffiti that earmarked him as a legend. Clapton shrank from the spotlight, forming the power trio Cream, which favored improvisation over pop songs. The oversized talents of each member proved too great for one band, but he soon returned to a group format with Derek and the Dominos, which produced one of his greatest works, the epic "Layla," inspired by his unrequited passion for Patti Boyd, wife of his friend and Beatle George Harrison. Heartbreak turned to drug addiction that temporarily halted Clapton's career until he resurfaced in the mid-1970s with a run of acclaimed solo albums that carried into the '90s and beyond. Clapton's greatest triumph came at a terrible cost: his multi-Grammy-winning song "Tears in Heaven" was inspired by the loss of his young son, Conor, in 1991 who fell to his death from a high-rise apartment. Clapton recovered by returning to the healing power of the blues, on which he had built one of the most acclaimed musical careers in rock-n-roll.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 87% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band Self $448.6K 2019
69% 70% Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars Self - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Days in Auschwitz Producer,
Original Music
- 2015
No Score Yet 90% Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall -- Slowhand at 70 Self - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nathan East: For the Record Self - 2014
86% 85% BB King: The Life of Riley Self - 2014
98% 87% Beware of Mr. Baker Unknown (Character) $114.3K 2012
86% 93% George Harrison: Living in the Material World Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott's Unknown (Guest Star) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eric Clapton - Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cream: Royal Albert Hall Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Concert for George Self $131K 2003
95% 96% Great Performances Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Johnson - The Life and Music of Robert Johnson: Can't You Hear The Wind Howl? Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet John Lee Hooker: That's My Story Unknown (Character) - 2001
26% 58% The Story of Us Original Music $27.1M 1999
53% 64% Lethal Weapon 4 Original Music $129.8M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Music for Montserrat Unknown (Character) - 1997
50% 59% Phenomenon Original Music $104.6M 1996
38% 71% The Van Original Music $621.1K 1996
60% 61% Lethal Weapon 3 Original Music $142M 1992
71% 72% Rush Original Music $6.6M 1991
No Score Yet 50% Homeboy Original Music - 1988
80% 86% Lethal Weapon Original Music $61M 1987
88% 95% Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll Self $368.5K 1987
89% 73% The Color of Money Original Music $52.3M 1986
0% 68% Water The Singing Rebels' Band (Character) - 1985
98% 94% The Last Waltz Self $322K 1978
70% 71% Tommy Preacher (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 85% Jimi Hendrix Self - 1973
95% 84% Mean Streets Original Music $32.6K 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cream Farewell Concert Self - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet 67% Top Gear Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Later ... with Jools Holland Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Music Performer 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1994 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Johnny Cash Show Music Performer 1971

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