Eric Clapton Biography: Life and Career of the 'Layla' Singer

Born March 30th, 1945 in Surrey, England, Eric Clapton became interested in the blues at a young age and learned to play guitar as a teen. After joining several bands, he made a name for his guitar playing with The Yardbirds and John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. But Clapton found his first taste of international success with the supergroup Cream. Problems caused them to disband and soon he formed Blind Faith. Following their breakup, Clapton released his solo debut and formed Derek and the Dominos. Despite success with "Layla," depression and substance abuse took over. He made his comeback in the early 70s and has been steadily releasing Grammy-winning material ever since. In this video, we take a look at the life and career of Eric Clapton.

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