Why Famous: One of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.
Clapton has received 18 Grammy Awards and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004, he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.
- 1979-05-19 Guitarist Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd
- 2002-01-01 Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton (56) weds Melia McEnery (25) at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Surrey, London
- 1965-03-13 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds
- 1968-09-06 Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
- 1969-06-07 Supergroup Blind Faith's debut performance in Hyde Park, London, featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Steve Baler and Rick Grech
- 1969-09-13 Plastic Ono Band's (John, Yoko & Eric Clapton) 1st live performance
- 1993-02-24 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins
- 1999-01-11 26th American Music Awards: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win