What style of blues did Eric Clapton play?

Rock blues
Dissatisfied with the change of the Yardbirds sound from blues rock to a more radio-friendly pop rock sound, Clapton left in 1965 to play with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers….Eric Clapton.

Eric Clapton CBE
Musical career
Genres Rock blues
Instruments Guitar vocals
Labels Polydor Atco RSO Warner Bros. Duck Reprise Surfdog

Was Eric Clapton interested in the blues?

Since an early age, he developed interest in blues music. He enrolled at the Hollyfield School in Surbiton. In 1961, he joined the Kingston College of Art. By the time he was 16, Clapton became a locally known for his guitar skills.

When did Mark Knopfler play with Eric Clapton?

Worlds collided in 1988 when Clapton and Knopfler hit the stage together at Japan’s Tokyo Dome for an all-star performance that featured Dire Straits’ “Sultans Of Swing” and J.J. Cale’s “Cocaine” and can only be described as inspired.

Who was Eric Clapton’s idol?

Perhaps the blues guitarist who influenced Clapton the most is Muddy Waters. “Muddy was there at a time when, really, the music was getting to me. I was really trying to grasp it and make something out of it,” Clapton says.

Who is Eric Clapton biggest influence?

Clapton himself was heavily influenced by 1930s guitarist Robert Johnson, whom he described as “the most important blues musician who ever lived … I have never found anything more soulful than Robert Johnson”. His other influences include BB King, Muddy Waters and Hubert Sumlin as well as Chuck Berry.

What did Eric Clapton say about Robert Johnson?

Eric Clapton once wrote that Robert Johnson’s best songs have “never been covered by anyone else, at least not very successfully — because how are you going to do them?” Now the rock guitarist has recorded Me and Mr.