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1945 - Clapton was born and raised in Ripley, Surrey, England.In what year was English rock and blues guitarist Eric Clapton born?

a. 1945
b. 1950
c. 1955
d. 1940


Patrick - Clapton is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict.What is Eric Clapton's middle name?

a. Slowhand
b. Peter
c. Richard
d. Patrick


Eric Clapton - Singles from the album included After Midnight, Blues Power and Let It Rain.  Released in 1970, which of the following albums was Clapton's solo debut?

a. There's One in Every Crowd
b. Backless
c. No Reason to Cry
d. Eric Clapton


The Yardbirds - As of 2016, Eric is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Eric Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. As a solo artist, as a member of Cream and as a member of which band?

a. Free Creek
b. Derek and the Dominos
c. The Yardbirds
d. Blind Faith


2000 - James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.In what year was Eric Clapton inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo work?

a. 2000
b. 2010
c. 2015
d. 2005


While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Written by George Harrison, While My Guitar Gently Weeps can be found on the Beatles' White Album.On which of the following Beatles' songs did Clapton provide lead guitar?

a. Something
b. Get Back
c. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
d. Hey Jude


Wonderful Tonight - According to Clapton, he wrote the song about Pattie Boyd.Which Eric Clapton song opens with the lyric - "It's late in the evening, she's wondering what clothes to wear...."?

a. Change the World
b. Bad Love
c. Wonderful Tonight
d. Let It Grow


17 - I Shot the Sheriff is the only number one song that Clapton has had on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart.As of 2016, how many number one hits has Eric Clapton had on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart?

a. 7
b. 17
c. 10
d. 13


After Midnight - Clapton recorded a cover of 'After Midnight' on his debut album in 1970.Eric Clapton has covered many songs that were written and released by J.J. Cale. Which of the following is a J.J. Cale song covered by Clapton?

a. After Midnight
b. Before You Accuse Me
c. Hard Times
d. Steady Rollin' Man


Presence of the Lord - It was Eric's only contribution to the band.Releasing just one album in 1969, which of the following Blind Faith songs did Eric contribute to the band?

a. Sea of Joy
b. Had to Cry Today
c. Presence of the Lord
d. Can't Find My Way Home


From The Cradle - A blues cover album, From the Cradle is Eric's twelfth studio album.Eric Clapton won a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album with this LP in 1994.

a. Behind the Sun
b. Money and Cigarettes
c. From The Cradle
d. Another Ticket


Tommy - The movie won the award for Rock Movie of the Year at the First Annual Rock Music Awards.Released in 1975, Clapton was featured in the film version of what full length rock opera that was written by the Who?

a. Quadrophenia
b. Tommy
c. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
d. Joe's Garage Acts I, II, and III


Ocean Boulevard - Released in 1974, 461 Ocean Boulevard is Clapton's second studio album.Which of the following Eric Clapton albums reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart?

a. Just One Night
b. Pilgrim
c. Slowhand
d. Ocean Boulevard


Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Knockin' on Heaven's Door was also covered by Guns N' Roses in 1991.Which of the following songs, released by Eric Clapton, was originally recorded by Bob Dylan in 1973?

a. Goin' Away Baby
b. Hoochie Coochie Man
c. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
d. Motherless Child


I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart - From Clapton's 1983 album Money and Cigarettes.Which Eric Clapton song opens with the lyric - "I've got a feeling we could be serious, girl. Right at this moment, I could promise you the world..."?

a. Love Comes to Everyone
b. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
c. Piece of My Heart
d. I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart


461 Ocean Boulevard - The title of the album refers to the address on Ocean Boulevard where Clapton lived while recording the album.Which Eric Clapton album includes the songs ""I Shot the Sheriff" and "Willie and the Hand Jive"?

a. Crossroads
b. 461 Ocean Boulevard
c. Behind the Sun
d. Journeyman


Against the Wind - Against the Wind was recorded by Bob Seger in 1980.Which of the following songs was not recorded by Eric Clapton?

a. Let It Rain
b. Against the Wind
c. Change the World
d. Hello Old Friend


Soul to Soul - Soul to Soul was released by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble in 1985.Which of the following albums was not released by Eric Clapton?

a. Backless
b. Pilgrim
c. Old Sock
d. Soul to Soul


Sally - Lay Down Sally appears on Clapton's 1977 album Slowhand.Finish the title to this Eric Clapton hit song - "Lay Down...".

a. Relax
b. Your Weapons
c. My Love
d. Sally


Wonderful Tonight - Wonderful Tonight reached position 16 in 1978.Which of the following Eric Clapton songs charted the highest on Billboard's Hot 100 chart?

a. Wonderful Tonight
b. Another Ticket
c. Bad Love
d. Forever Man


18 - Clapton won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year with Unplugged in 1992.As of 2016, how many Grammy Awards has Clapton won throughout his career?

a. 9
b. 18
c. 7
d. 13


Peter Green - Clapton joined John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers in April 1965.Who replaced Clapton when he left the Bluesbreakers in July 1966?

a. Steve Winwood
b. Jack Bruce
c. Jimmy Page
d. Peter Green


Robert Johnson - Johnson was a master of the Mississippi Delta blues style. Who has Clapton stated to be his single most important blues musician influence?

a. Robert Johnson
b. Albert King
c. B.B. King
d. Muddy Waters


Cream - Cream were active from 1966 to 1968.In 2006, Clapton won the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for his work with which band?

a. Cream
b. The Yardbirds
c. Derek and the Dominos
d. Blind Faith




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