Date of birth: March 30, 1945 (age 73)
Full name: Eric Patrick Clapton
Born place: Ripley, Surrey, England
Height: 5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)
Weight: 185 lb (83 kg)
Hair color: Brown/Grey
Eyes color: Brown
British musician Eric Clapton, who became famous after the release of such singles like Autumn Leaves, “Tears in Heaven and a cover version of Bob Marley’s song I Shot the Sheriff. During his career, the singer released 22 solo albums and became the only musician who participated in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame for three times, for the first time as a solo artist and the next two as a member of the groups The Cream and The Yardbirds.
At age 14, Eric got to the performance of singer Jerry Lee Lewis. When he saw an energetic, charismatic performer bathing in love with the audience present at the concert, he realized who he wants to become.
Between 1966 and 1969, Clapton recorded four successful albums Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, Wheels of Fire, Goodbye which later became a true classic of rock music. Few people know that being a part of this team, Eric earned the nickname Lazy Hand, for his style to change torn strings while on the stage under the slow pops of the public.
Back in 2016, the artist admitted that he suffers from peripheral neuropathy and often experiences severe pain during performances. In April 2017, the paparazzi caught rock’n’roll star in a wheelchair at Los Angeles airport, where he arrived, accompanied by three daughters and staff, to undergo a medical examination.
Despite some hard years musician has had during his long-lasting career we can’t deny that Eric Clapton is still one of the most respected and influential rock performers.