The legendary Eric Clapton playing live at the Hard Rock Calling concert on June 28, 2008 in Hyde Park, London

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Eric Clapton, born on March 30, 1945, is a legendary guitarist, singer, and songwriter known for his influential contributions to blues, rock, and pop music. With a career spanning over five decades, Clapton rose to prominence in the 1960s as a member of bands like The Yardbirds, Cream, and Derek and the Dominos. He achieved massive success as a solo artist with hits like “Layla,” “Tears in Heaven,” and “Wonderful Tonight.” Clapton’s soulful guitar playing, emotive vocals, and heartfelt songwriting have earned him numerous awards, including multiple Grammys. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

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