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Eric Clapton

(1945-), Musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter and member of 'Cream' and 'Yardbirds'

Eric Patrick Clapton

Sitter in 9 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 Clapton, by Robert Whitaker - NPG P738a

Eric Clapton

by Robert Whitaker
cibachrome print, 1967
NPG P738a

Eric Clapton, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2004

Eric Clapton

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, September 1994
NPG P2004

Eric Clapton, by Nicholas A. Read - NPG x35135

Eric Clapton

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

Eric Clapton, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x126033

Eric Clapton

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

Eric Clapton, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x126164

Eric Clapton

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

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Eric Clapton

by Laurie Lewis
C-type colour print
NPG x13176

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