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Eric Clapton

Induction category: Performer


Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar; born March 30, 1945) With Eric Clapton’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on March 6, 2000, he became the first musician to have been inducted three times. He was first honored as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992, then with Cream in 1993 and finally as a solo artist in 2000. While his stints with the groups were relatively brief – he stayed with the Yardbirds only a year and a half, and Cream lasted barely two years – Clapton has been a solo artist for three ...

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