It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Eric Clapton (Composer)

March 30, 1945 -
born in Ripley, Surrey, England, composed during the Contemporary period
By the time Eric Clapton launched his solo career with the release of his self-titled debut album in mid-1970, he was long established as one of the world's major rock stars due to his group affiliations -- the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Blind Faith -- affiliations that had demonstrated his claim to being the best rock guitarist of his generation. That it took Clapton so long to go out on his own, however, was evidence of a degree of reticence unusual for one of his stature. And his debut album, though it spawned the Top 40 hit "After Midnight," was typical of his self-effacing approach: It was, in effect, an album by the group he had lately been featured in, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. Clapton did not launch a sustained solo career until July 1974, when he released 461 Ocean Boulevard, which topped the charts and spawned the #1 single "I Shot the Sheriff." The persona Clapton established over the next decade was less that of guitar hero than arena rock star with a weakness for ballads. Slowhand (November 1977), which featured both the powerful "Cocaine" (written by J.J. Cale, who had also written "After Midnight") and the hit singles "Lay Down Sally" and "Wonderful Tonight," was a million-seller, and its follow-ups were all big sellers. Clapton's popularity waned somewhat in the first half of the '80s, but he was buoyed up by the release of the boxed set retrospective Crossroads (April 1988), which seemed to remind his fans of how great he was. On March 20, 1991, Clapton's four-year-old son was killed in a fall. While he mourned, he prepared a movie soundtrack, Rush (January 1992). The soundtrack featured a song written for his son, "Tears in Heaven," that became a massive hit single. In March 1992, Clapton recorded a concert for MTV Unplugged that, when released on an album in August, became his biggest-selling record ever. Two years later, Clapton returned with a blues album, From the Cradle, which became one of his most successful albums, both commerically and critically. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi
full bio

Comments

Report as inappropriate
gsayad6
Gotta love E.C. The mans puts his art and soul in the music. You have to see him play it live!
Report as inappropriate
I have always believed Eric Clapton one of the best of the best musicians ever to write and preform music of a wide and varied style. He can do it all with extrodinary talent, depth of feeling and expression. This man is pure and deep talent of every kind a music man could posses. I am enthralled by him.


Report as inappropriate
What a guitar player unbelievable .
Report as inappropriate
This album is rich with emotion. Love it
Report as inappropriate
absolutely the most sensitive composition I'be heard in a long time.

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[72, 98, 108, 87, 121, 87, 92, 121, 97, 89, 103, 75, 97, 116, 75, 124, 124, 109, 118, 99, 78, 88, 127, 116, 97, 92, 91, 65, 125, 88, 69, 107, 71, 118, 69, 80, 106, 109, 99, 96, 124, 97, 82, 110, 70, 66, 91, 125, 97, 101, 94, 67, 78, 66, 84, 121, 122, 87, 123, 115, 118, 92, 107, 96, 64, 103, 78, 99, 95, 92, 67, 120, 119, 86, 125, 124, 98, 69, 98, 88, 114, 120, 88, 114, 105, 86, 87, 72, 97, 94, 65, 77, 126, 98, 96, 89, 122, 118, 111, 68, 115, 109, 77, 117, 92, 118, 80, 75, 115, 69, 70, 125, 127, 106, 125, 120, 96, 94, 74, 110, 93, 89, 83, 121, 65, 106, 79, 125, 110, 105, 72, 116, 119, 103, 64, 108, 98, 78, 127, 97, 77, 97, 89, 125, 115, 81, 94, 102, 121, 79, 98, 120, 65, 79, 106, 125, 70, 96, 97, 120, 95, 120, 104, 89, 99, 99, 91, 114, 83, 64, 115, 67, 99, 97, 66, 114, 110, 85, 121, 98, 69, 111, 117, 80, 78, 96, 76, 123, 121, 102, 73, 106, 105, 109, 92, 121, 81, 71, 127, 124, 70, 119, 126, 109, 76, 123, 92, 64, 115, 111, 74, 97, 121, 118, 120, 117, 115, 121, 84, 106, 69, 92, 91, 124, 101, 80, 116, 118, 93, 88, 122, 119, 90, 116, 97, 90, 75, 120, 100, 65, 103, 75, 106, 115, 127, 82, 64, 108, 100, 126, 109, 120, 65, 98, 124, 116, 64, 117, 98, 65, 87, 124, 99, 90, 76, 71, 96, 126, 81, 72, 93, 77, 109, 87, 85, 76, 104, 108, 88, 77, 93, 101, 89, 91, 101, 84, 95, 111, 106, 104, 77, 123, 82, 67, 86, 117, 74, 99, 101, 67, 79, 120, 72, 106, 78, 64, 118, 100, 78, 75, 88, 71, 110, 67, 101, 81, 101, 115, 99, 86, 122, 116, 125, 83, 73, 110, 71, 119, 103, 102, 114, 66, 120, 87, 75, 84, 123, 91, 90, 70, 88, 119, 84, 65, 122, 90, 117, 79, 66, 88, 106, 126, 101, 66, 127, 91, 102, 123, 122, 110, 73, 115, 102, 69, 84, 122, 111, 118, 107, 120, 106, 124, 111, 65, 70, 119, 125, 68, 117, 90, 70, 77, 101, 67, 107, 92, 96, 77, 80, 106, 69, 72, 116, 127, 71, 111, 69, 115, 81, 120, 123, 102, 77, 110, 82, 70, 83, 108, 71, 111, 93, 86, 121, 110, 85, 77, 91, 67, 90, 78, 105, 71, 67, 65, 84, 119, 108, 65, 94, 102, 102, 120, 124, 91, 84, 89, 98, 81, 79, 91, 122, 112, 106, 122, 66, 118, 117, 77, 78, 112, 99, 92, 84, 116, 79, 91, 97, 87, 101, 65, 103, 84, 113, 92, 127, 87, 69, 122, 69, 70, 89, 126, 67, 101, 92, 124, 127, 76, 103, 103, 109, 91, 104, 68, 93, 115, 101, 66, 73, 82, 126, 120, 124, 120, 74, 85, 76, 94, 122, 84, 70, 99, 112, 85, 79, 118, 107, 94, 67, 68, 65, 85]