After Julie Rose and Clapton's 16-year-old daughter, Ruth, were baptized, the vicar called Clapton and McEnery to the front, and they exchanged wedding vows.
Despite the fact that the band had sold so many records, had sold out nearly every concert, had made millions and even managed to boost "Sunshine Of Your Love" to hit US 5 and UK 25, they decided that after a farewell tour of America Cream would split. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Clapton played with the Yardbirds for 18 months, earning the nickname "Slowhand.
Eric also presented three further Crossroads Guitar Festivals in 2007, 2010 and 2013. At the age of 16, he gained acceptance into the Kingston College of Art on a one-year probation; it was there, surrounded by teenagers with musical tastes similar to his own, that Clapton really took to the instrument.
After the tour was over their only album, "Blind Faith", was released, and it topped the charts worldwide. Upon his return from Greece, Eric rejoined the Bluesbreakers.
This led to an eruption within the band, which was the beginning of the end. Clapton finally kicked his drug habit and reemerged onto the music scene in 1974 with two concerts at London's Rainbow Theater organized by his friend Pete Townshend of The Who.
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It still knocks me out when I play it. It just made me so fucking angry. Around the age of eight, Clapton discovered the earth-shattering truth that the people he believed were his parents were actually his grandparents and that the woman he considered his older sister was in fact his mother. Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around.
He was the son of 16-year-old Patricia Molly Clapton b. Despite the record's success, Clapton soon left the Bluesbreakers as well; a few months later, he teamed up with bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker to form the rock trio Cream. Hit hard by the break up of The Dominos, the commercial failure of the Layla album and his unrequited love, Eric sunk into three years of heroin addiction.
He had a daughter, Ruth, with Yvonne Kelly in 1986. In less than a year, Clapton's highly-praised guitar work caught the attention of Keith Relf and Paul Samwell-Smith, who asked Clapton to join their band, the Yardbirds.
On March 10, 1991, 4-year-old Conor Clapton died after falling out a window of his mother's 53rd-floor apartment.