Eric Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter who has been active in the music scene since the 1960s. He is celebrated as one of the most influential guitarists in rock history. Clapton gained fame as a member of iconic bands like The Yardbirds, Cream, and Blind Faith. Notable for his distinctive bluesy improvisations, he left an indelible mark on songs like Layla. Throughout his solo career, he produced hits like I Shot the Sheriff and Tears in Heaven, which expressed personal tragedy. With 18 Grammy Awards and recognition like the CBE and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Clapton's impact is profound.