Eric Patrick Clapton, is an English guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is
the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo
artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton is
often referred to as one of the most influential guitarists of all time. Eric ranked
fourth in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”
and fourth in Gibson’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.