Eric Clapton, the legendary rock ‘n roll guitarist and vocalist also known as “Slow Hand,” celebrates his 76th birthday today. We’re taking a look back at his amazing career.
Clapton is the first three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. The legend first rose to prominence in The Yardbirds, before later founding the rock ‘n roll trio Cream. He’s in the Rock Hall as a member of both of those bands.
Clapton got his nickname “Slow Hand” from Yardbirds manager Giorgio Gomelsky. Clapton’s third Rock Hall induction is for his work as a solo artist. Eric got his first acoustic guitar as a present for his 13th birthday.
Clapton also played the guitar solo on The Beatles classic “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” from the so-called White Album, among other collaborations over the years.
Happy birthday Slow Hand. Here’s to many more years!
[Source: Classic Hits Today]