Eric Clapton is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the 20th century, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Often viewed as one the greatest guitarists of all time among critics and fans alike, he was ranked 4th in Rolling StoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and #53 on their list of the The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. And on that list, he was also listed the second greatest living guitarist, behind B.B. King.
Although Clapton's musical style has varied throughout his career, it has always remained rooted in the blues. Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career, which have included blues-rock and psychedelic rock . Clapton has also achieved great chart success in genres ranging from Delta blues (Me and Mr. Johnson) to pop ("Change the World") and reggae ("I Shot the Sheriff").