Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Clapton 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 has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton 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. In the mid sixties, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname "Slowhand", and graffiti in London declared "Clapton is God." Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, the power trio, Cream, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop." For most of the seventies, Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of J.J. Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped gain reggae a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded by Derek and the Dominos, and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded by Cream. A recipient of seventeen Grammy Awards, in 2004 Clapton was awarded a CBE for services to music. In 1998 Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical ...

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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

Inspiring

Finally released from prison, Elwood Blues is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Hitting the road to re-unite the band and win the big prize at the New Orleans Battle of the Bands, Elwood is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Joe Morton  •  John Goodman  •  J. Evan Bonifant  •  Frank Oz

Finally released from prison, Elwood Blues is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Hitting the road to re-unite the band and win the big prize at the New Orleans Battle of the Bands, Elwood is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Joe Morton  •  John Goodman  •  J. Evan Bonifant  •  Frank Oz

The Cream of Eric Clapton (1990)

LOUISE CROSS ROADS I FEEL FREE SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE STRANGE BREW WHITE ROOM BADGE WORRIED LIFE BLUES LAYLA KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR COCAINE I SHOT THE SHERIFF WONDERFUL TONIGHT FOREVER MAN TEARING US APART BEHIND THE MASK HOLY MOTHER  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Eric Clapton  •  Ginger Baker  •  Jack Bruce  •  Phil Collins

LOUISE CROSS ROADS I FEEL FREE SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE STRANGE BREW WHITE ROOM BADGE WORRIED LIFE BLUES LAYLA KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR COCAINE I SHOT THE SHERIFF WONDERFUL TONIGHT FOREVER MAN TEARING US APART BEHIND THE MASK HOLY MOTHER  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Eric Clapton  •  Ginger Baker  •  Jack Bruce  •  Phil Collins

The Last Waltz (1978)

Martin Scorsese's documentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and other rock legends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robbie Robertson  •  Rick Danko  •  Levon Helm  •  Richard Manuel

Martin Scorsese's documentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and other rock legends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robbie Robertson  •  Rick Danko  •  Levon Helm  •  Richard Manuel

Tommy (1975)

Thought provokingCleverComplexFantastical

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Ann-Margret  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Elton John

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Ann-Margret  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Elton John

Water (1985)

A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Clement
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Billy Connolly  •  Leonard Rossiter

A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Clement
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Billy Connolly  •  Leonard Rossiter

Cucumber Castle (1970)

The plot revolves around two heirs, Prince Frederick (Barry Gibb) and his brother Prince Marmaduke (Maurice Gibb), and their dying father (Frankie Howerd). On his death bed, The King orders his kingdom divided into two halves, the Kingdom of Jelly and the Kingdom ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Gladwish
CAST:  Barry Gibb  •  Maurice Gibb  •  Ginger Baker  •  Eric Clapton

The plot revolves around two heirs, Prince Frederick (Barry Gibb) and his brother Prince Marmaduke (Maurice Gibb), and their dying father (Frankie Howerd). On his death bed, The King orders his kingdom divided into two halves, the Kingdom of Jelly and the Kingdom ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Gladwish
CAST:  Barry Gibb  •  Maurice Gibb  •  Ginger Baker  •  Eric Clapton

Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute (1988)

Wembley Stadium hosts a concert featuring stars from the fields of music, comedy and film, in celebration of the 70th birthday of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela. Highlight of the evening is the one hour live performance of Dire Straits feat. Eric Clapton.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Sting  •  Peter Gabriel  •  Tracy Chapman  •  Billy Connolly

Wembley Stadium hosts a concert featuring stars from the fields of music, comedy and film, in celebration of the 70th birthday of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela. Highlight of the evening is the one hour live performance of Dire Straits feat. Eric Clapton.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Sting  •  Peter Gabriel  •  Tracy Chapman  •  Billy Connolly

The Concert for New York City (2001)

The Concert for New York City took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. It was a celebration of the strength of New York and a thank-you to the heroic firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who saved tens of thousands of lives on September ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  Woody Allen  •  Edward Burns  •  Spike Lee  •  Kevin Smith  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Ric Burns  •  Christian Charles  •  Louis J. Horvitz
CAST:  Billy Joel  •  David Bowie  •  Eric Clapton  •  Elton John

The Concert for New York City took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. It was a celebration of the strength of New York and a thank-you to the heroic firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who saved tens of thousands of lives on September ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  Woody Allen  •  Edward Burns  •  Spike Lee  •  Kevin Smith  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Ric Burns  •  Christian Charles  •  Louis J. Horvitz
CAST:  Billy Joel  •  David Bowie  •  Eric Clapton  •  Elton John

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)

A 1968 event put together by The Rolling Stones. The film is comprised of two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull. John Lennon and his fiancee Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lindsay-Hogg
CAST:  Ian Anderson  •  Pete Townshend  •  Roger Daltrey  •  John Lennon

A 1968 event put together by The Rolling Stones. The film is comprised of two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull. John Lennon and his fiancee Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lindsay-Hogg
CAST:  Ian Anderson  •  Pete Townshend  •  Roger Daltrey  •  John Lennon

B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2012)

Documentary charting the life of blues guitarist B.B. King, with contributions from fellow musicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Brewer
CAST:  B.B. King  •  Bono  •  Eric Clapton  •  Carlos Santana

Documentary charting the life of blues guitarist B.B. King, with contributions from fellow musicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Brewer
CAST:  B.B. King  •  Bono  •  Eric Clapton  •  Carlos Santana

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

Following the success of the 1979 show and the financial benefits accruing to Amnesty from the spin-off movie, TV special and record albums – Cleese, Lewis and Walker planned the next show to be a more spectacular event. Cleese focused on broadening the comedic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Jeff Beck  •  Alan Bennett  •  Graham Chapman

Following the success of the 1979 show and the financial benefits accruing to Amnesty from the spin-off movie, TV special and record albums – Cleese, Lewis and Walker planned the next show to be a more spectacular event. Cleese focused on broadening the comedic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Jeff Beck  •  Alan Bennett  •  Graham Chapman

Live Aid (1985)

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England, and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, United States. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Scarza
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  David Bowie  •  Mick Jagger  •  Paul McCartney

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England, and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, United States. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Scarza
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  David Bowie  •  Mick Jagger  •  Paul McCartney

Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)

RomanticInspiringBrilliantMusical

Ginger Baker is known for playing in Cream and Blind Faith, but the world's greatest drummer didn’t hit his stride until 1972, when he arrived in Nigeria and discovered Fela Kuti's Afrobeat. After leaving Nigeria, Ginger returned to his pattern of drug-induced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Bulger
CAST:  Ginger Baker  •  Bob Adcock  •  Jay Bulger  •  Tony Allen

Ginger Baker is known for playing in Cream and Blind Faith, but the world's greatest drummer didn’t hit his stride until 1972, when he arrived in Nigeria and discovered Fela Kuti's Afrobeat. After leaving Nigeria, Ginger returned to his pattern of drug-induced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Bulger
CAST:  Ginger Baker  •  Bob Adcock  •  Jay Bulger  •  Tony Allen

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (2010)

Often credited as being one of the all-time greatest guitarists, and known amongst his peers as one of the all-time greatest collaborators. The ultimate Clapton collaboration took place on June 26, 2010 at Chicago's Toyota Park. For one day only, Clapton gathered ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jeff Beck  •  Joe Bonamassa  •  Doyle Bramhall II  •  James Burton

Often credited as being one of the all-time greatest guitarists, and known amongst his peers as one of the all-time greatest collaborators. The ultimate Clapton collaboration took place on June 26, 2010 at Chicago's Toyota Park. For one day only, Clapton gathered ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jeff Beck  •  Joe Bonamassa  •  Doyle Bramhall II  •  James Burton

Eric Clapton: 24 Nights (1991)

Highlights from Eric Clapton's sold-out 24 night run at London's Royal Albert Hall are featured. 24 nights includes guest appearances from Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Phil Collins. Songs include "Running on Faith," "Wonderful Tonight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Taylor
CAST:  Eric Clapton  •  Michael Kamen  •  Greg Phillinganes  •  Nathan East

Highlights from Eric Clapton's sold-out 24 night run at London's Royal Albert Hall are featured. 24 nights includes guest appearances from Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Phil Collins. Songs include "Running on Faith," "Wonderful Tonight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Taylor
CAST:  Eric Clapton  •  Michael Kamen  •  Greg Phillinganes  •  Nathan East

Joe Bonamassa: Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009)

Award-winning blues rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa's new release, Joe Bonamassa Live From The Royal Albert Hall, a 2-DVD live set, just made it s debut at #6 on Billboard Magazine s Top Music DVD Chart and #10 on the Top Blues Album ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Dunn  •  Scot McFadyen
CAST:  Joe Bonamassa  •  Eric Clapton  •  Paul Jones  •  Rick Melick

Award-winning blues rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa's new release, Joe Bonamassa Live From The Royal Albert Hall, a 2-DVD live set, just made it s debut at #6 on Billboard Magazine s Top Music DVD Chart and #10 on the Top Blues Album ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Dunn  •  Scot McFadyen
CAST:  Joe Bonamassa  •  Eric Clapton  •  Paul Jones  •  Rick Melick

Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 1969 (2006)

Their debut gig was in front of a cool 100,000 people on a warm day in London's Hyde Park on June 7, 1969. This free concert may have lasted just over 45 minutes long, but fans were treated to a selection of timeless tracks by the classic band. This is a unique ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Eric Clapton  •  Steve Winwood  •  Ginger Baker  •  Ric Grech

Their debut gig was in front of a cool 100,000 people on a warm day in London's Hyde Park on June 7, 1969. This free concert may have lasted just over 45 minutes long, but fans were treated to a selection of timeless tracks by the classic band. This is a unique ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Eric Clapton  •  Steve Winwood  •  Ginger Baker  •  Ric Grech

Music for Montserrat (1997)

Music For Montserrat is a concert, held on September 15, 1997 in the Royal Albert Hall. Musicians came together for Montserrat. Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Carl Perkins, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and more. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Phil Collins  •  Carl Perkins  •  Mark Knopfler  •  Sting

Music For Montserrat is a concert, held on September 15, 1997 in the Royal Albert Hall. Musicians came together for Montserrat. Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Carl Perkins, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and more. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Phil Collins  •  Carl Perkins  •  Mark Knopfler  •  Sting

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers And Friends: 70th Birthday Concert (2003)

Not all that many blues musicians (or any other kind, for that matter) live to 70, so British bandleader John Mayall had good reason to celebrate when he reached that milestone in 2003--and celebrate he did, with the admirable, 137-minute John Mayall and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  John Mayall  •  Eric Clapton  •  Chris Barber  •  Mick Taylor

Not all that many blues musicians (or any other kind, for that matter) live to 70, so British bandleader John Mayall had good reason to celebrate when he reached that milestone in 2003--and celebrate he did, with the admirable, 137-minute John Mayall and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  John Mayall  •  Eric Clapton  •  Chris Barber  •  Mick Taylor

Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua (1999)

In Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua is a live concert film featuring performances by the British rock musician Eric Clapton and invited friends, such as David Sanborn, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Bob Dylan.[citation needed] The DVD and VHS ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Eric Clapton  •  Bob Dylan  •  Sheryl Crow  •  David Sanborn

In Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua is a live concert film featuring performances by the British rock musician Eric Clapton and invited friends, such as David Sanborn, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Bob Dylan.[citation needed] The DVD and VHS ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Eric Clapton  •  Bob Dylan  •  Sheryl Crow  •  David Sanborn
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