Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton (Image Source: Eric’s Instagram)

Music has been our companion since the origin of humans. Music has evolved along with the evolution of civilization. From classical to rock to pop and roll, there have been numerous discoveries of music genres. Today we are going to discuss a rock musician and guitarist. There have been many bands with many hit music but sometimes it’s the guitarist or drummer who makes the band recognized. Eric Clapton has worked with numerous bands and given their music his excellent touch as he was a member of The Yardbirds and the Blues Breakers, Cream, Blind Faith, and many more.

Eric Clapton born with named Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE is an English rock and Blues Guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is one of the most recognized and influential guitarists in rock music. To watch him play guitar is a boon for many of his fans, and he is a role model for many emerging guitarists.

Who Are Eric Clapton’s Parents?

Edward Walter Fryer and Patricia Molly Clapton welcomed Eric Clapton into the world on March 30, 1945, in Ripley, Surrey, England. His father was a Canadian pilot but he did not know until he was 53, Edward died on 15 May 1985 at the age of 25. His mother was a homemaker, who died in march 1999. Eric’s dad was drafted to war before his birth. As a child, Eric lived with his grandmother Rose and her second husband Jack Clapp, after his mother married another Canadian Soldier and moved to Germany. He used to think of his grandparents as his parents and only family.

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For his education, Eric went to St. Bede’s Secondary Modern School and Holyfield School in Surbiton and later joined Kingston College of Art. Eric was expelled from college as he was more focused on music than art.

What Are The Career Peaks of Eric Clapton?

Eric Clapton is a legend in the music industry, his name is always there whenever guitarists are discussed. He is an icon for many young and rising musicians. His career got speed when he joined The Yardbirds and The Bluesbreakers in October 1963. He then joined the Band called Cream in 1966 replacing fellow guitarist Peter Green and gave many hit music such as While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Are You Hung Up, We’re only in it for the money, and many more. In 1969, He formed a group called Blind Faith and debuted in London’s Hyde Park with 100,000 fans. Recently, He celebrated his 70th birthday at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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Is Eric Clapton Married?

Eric Clapton has been married twice till now and currently is married to Melia McEnery. He met his wife Melia, a 22-year-old administrative assistant in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 53 at a party. They dated for a year and went public with their relationship in 1999.

Eric and Melia had a private wedding ceremony on 1 January 2002 at St Mary Magdalene Church. The couple has 3 children together, all daughters, namely Julie Rose born on 13 June 2001, Ella May born on 14 January 2003, and Sophie Belle born on 1 February 2005.

Eric Clapton with his wife Melia

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Eric was initially married to an English Model and Photographer, Pattie Boyd. Eric and his first wife married on 27 March 1979. However, their marriage did not last and Eric was charged with domestic violence. And in an interview with The Sunday Times, he admitted to being abusive and raping her.

Eric Clapton with his eldest daughter

Later he had a relationship with Yvonne Kelly, manager at Air Studios Montserrat. Both were cheating on their partners as they were married. They had a daughter named Ruth Kelly Clapton born in January 1985 whose identity was kept a secret until 1991. Eric had an affair with Italian Model Lory Del Santo with whom he has a son named Conor born on 21 August 1986. His son was four years old when he died after falling from an open bedroom window in a Manhattan house on 20 march 1991 which broke both parents.

How Much Is Eric Clapton’s Net Worth?

As of the wiki 2022, Eric Clapton has an estimated net worth of $450 million as a Rock Musician, Composer, singer, and songwriter. Eric is ranked as one of the greatest guitarists on the Rolling Stone magazine list. His name is inducted three times into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist and with the Yardbirds and Cream. He has had a great career and earned a fortune through his music. His car collection alone is worth more than $50 million. Eric is also active on social media and has 1.08 million subscribers on YouTube, 562k followers on Instagram, 130k followers on Twitter, and 10 million followers on Facebook.

Eric has endorsed many brands and has made a TV commercial appearance for Rolex Watches in 2006 and MyTouch Cell Phone from T-Mobile.

How Tall Is Eric Clapton?

Eric Clapton has a towering height of 5 feet and 9 inches and weighs around 77kg. He is a handsome gentleman with Dark brown hair and green eyes.

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