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Eric Patrick Clapton (1945-), Musician, guitarist, singer and songwriter; member of Cream and Yardbirds

Sitter in 7 portraits
Rock and Blues Guitarist. Began his recording career with The Yardbirds before forming Cream, the short-lived and influential group with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce. Sought relative anonymity in Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominoes before launching a solo career. The tragic death of his four year old son inspired Tears in Heaven (1992) his most successful song after Layla (1972) and I Shot the Sheriff (1974). Recorded chart-topping album From the Cradle in 1994 winning a Grammy. Awarded an OBE in 1995.

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Eric Patrick Clapton

by David Wedgbury
resin print, 1966
NPG x47345


Eric Patrick Clapton

by Terry O'Neill
R-type colour print from original transparency, 1992
NPG x126033


Eric Patrick Clapton

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1993
NPG x126164


Eric Patrick Clapton

by Robert Whitaker
cibachrome print, 1967
NPG P738a


Eric Patrick Clapton

by Nicholas A. Read
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x35135


Eric Patrick Clapton

by Laurie Lewis
C-type colour print
NPG x13176