Eric Clapton


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Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, on March 30, 1945. His real father was a Canadian pilot but he didn't find that out until he was 53. When he was 2 his mother felt she was unable to look after him, so Eric then went to live with his grandparents. When he was 14 he took up the guitar, having been influenced by blues artists such as... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 24 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Lethal Weapon 3 Composer
(1992)
Lethal Weapon Composer
(1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 Composer
(1989)
Back to the Future Soundtrack
(1985)

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 2021 Eric Clapton: This Has Gotta Stop (Video short)
 2017 His Brain (Video short)
 2016 The Bassman (Short)
 2016 Death Insurance (Short)
 2015 Three Days in Auschwitz (Documentary)
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2005 Eric Clapton: Back Home (Video short)
 1998 Eric Clapton: My Father's Eyes (Video short)
 1997 Nil by Mouth
 1996 The Van
 1991 Eric Clapton: Tears in Heaven (Video short)
 1991 Rush
 1988 True Stories: Peace in Our Time? (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 Homeboy
 1987 The Hustler of Money (TV Short)
 1987 Lethal Weapon
 1985 Edge of Darkness (TV Mini Series) (6 episodes)
- Fusion (1985)
- Northmoor (1985)
- Breakthrough (1985)
- Burden of Proof (1985)
- Into the Shadows (1985)
 1983 Good and Bad at Games (TV Movie)
 1981 Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel (Documentary)
 1973 Slipstream
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Other Works:

Print ads: Anheuser-Busch's Michelob beer in conjunction with a poster give away and concert tour See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Biographical Movies | 21 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 8 Interviews | 17 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Apple Music | Facebook | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Cream | Cream | Casey Jones and his Engineers | Blind Faith | Delaney & Bonnie & Friends | The Yardbirds

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Melia McEnery  (3 children) | See more »

Parents:

Edward Walter Fryer | Patricia Molly Clapton
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Personal Quote:

Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote letters to Patti Boyd, expressing his passionate feelings toward her. See more »

Trademark:

He plays the Fender Stratocaster See more »

Nickname:

Slow Hand

Star Sign:

Aries

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