ABOUTHighly acclaimed veteran British blues-rock singer-guitarist. Prior to forming Cream, Blind Faith, and Derek & the Dominos, Clapton had been a member of the Yardbirds and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Clapton finally went solo in 1974. His best known solo songs (recorded as Eric Clapton) include "I Shot The Sheriff" (1974), "Lay Down Sally" (1978), "Tears In Heaven" (1992), and "Layla" (1992, a "live" acoustic remake of his 1972 smash hit originally recorded as Derek & the Dominos). Recent hits include "Change The World" (1996). Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2000.
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- After Midnight 1970
(This song later also became a hit for J.J. Cale (1972) and Maggie Bell (1974).)
- I Shot The Sheriff 1974
(This reggae-styled song, which was written and first recorded by Bob Marley, topped the charts.)
- Willie And The Hand Jive 1974
(This song was previously a hit for the Johnny Otis Show (1958) and the Strangeloves (1966) and later also became a hit for George Thorogood (1985).)
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