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Cream - 65% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Probably the most famous trio in the history of rock music, Cream comprised Jack Bruce (John Symon Asher, 14 May 1943, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; bass/vocals), Eric Clapton (b. Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England; guitar) and Ginger Baker (b. Peter Baker, 19 August 1939, Lewisham, London, England; drums). In their two and a half years together, Cr Read more

B.B. King - 56% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Riley B. King, 16 September 1925, Indianola, Mississippi, USA. The son of a sharecropper, King went to work on the plantation like any other young black in Mississippi, but he had sung in amateur gospel groups from childhood. By the age of 16, he was also playing blues guitar and singing on street corners. When he was 20 years old, he temporarily quit sharecropping and went Read more

Blind Faith - 52% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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Formed in 1969 and one of the earliest conglomerations to earn the dubious tag ‘supergroup’. The band comprised former Cream members Eric Clapton (Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England; guitar/vocals) and Ginger Baker (b. Peter Baker, 19 August 1939, Lewisham, London, England; drums), Steve Winwood (b. Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Bir Read more

Gary Moore - 51% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert William Gary Moore, 4 April 1952, Belfast, Northern Ireland. This talented, blues-influenced singer and guitarist joined his first major band, Skid Row, when he was 17 years old - initially with Phil Lynott, who left after a few months to form Thin Lizzy. Skid Row continued as a three-piece, with Brendan Shiels (bass) and Noel Bridgeman (drums). They relocated from Be Read more

Dire Straits - 46% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Few groups can claim to be synonymous with a lifestyle, but Dire Straits are an exception, whether they like it or not. Brothers In Arms, released in 1985, established them as the first real darlings of the compact disc 20-something generation that grew out of the boom years of the 80s. Their accessible, traditional blues-based music made them perfect for the massive, mature, r Read more

Mark Knopfler - 46% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1949, Glasgow, Scotland. This homely ex-teacher was UK band Dire Straits main asset through his skill as a composer, a tuneful if detached vocal style - and a terse, resonant fretboard dexterity admired by Eric Clapton and Chet Atkins, both of whom sought his services for studio and concert projects in the 80s. Courted also by movie directors to score incidental mu Read more

Joe Bonamassa - 45% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 May 1977, Utica, New York, USA. Although blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa was only in his mid-twenties by the start of the new millennium, he was already a music veteran, having played with rock band Bloodline during the 90s, before launching a solo career. He first picked up the guitar at the age of four, and by his teens, was playing alongside adult musicians (even ope Read more

Stevie Ray Vaughan - 45% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 October 1954, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 27 August 1990, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA. This remarkable blues guitarist was influenced by his older brother Jimmie Vaughan (of the Fabulous Thunderbirds), whose record collection included key Vaughan motivators such as Albert King, Otis Rush and Lonnie Mack. He honed his style on his brother’s hand-me-down guitars in various hig Read more

Buddy Guy - 43% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Guy, 30 July 1936, Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA. An impassioned and influential guitarist, Buddy Guy learned to play the blues on a rudimentary, home made instrument, copying records he heard on the radio. By the mid-50s he was sitting in with several of the region’s leading performers, including Slim Harpo and Lightnin’ Slim. In 1957 Guy moved north to Chicag Read more

The Allman Brothers Band - 43% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Macon, Georgia, USA, in 1969 by guitarist Duane Allman (Howard Duane Allman, 20 November 1946, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 29 October 1971, Macon, Georgia, USA), the band included brother Gregg Allman (b. Gregory Lenoir Allman, 8 December 1947, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; keyboards, vocals), Forrest Richard ‘Dickey’ Betts (b. 12 December 1943, West Palm Read more

Albert King - 40% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Mayall - 40% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 November 1933, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. The career of England’s premier white blues exponent and father of British blues has now spanned six decades and much of that time has been unintentionally spent acting as a musical catalyst.Mayall formed his first band in 1955 while at college, and as the Powerhouse Four the group worked mostly Read more

The Yardbirds - 40% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal UK R&B outfit was formed in London in 1963 when Keith Relf (22 March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England, d. 14 May 1976; vocals, harmonica) and Paul Samwell-Smith (b. 8 May 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England; bass), both members of semi-acoustic act the Metropolis Blues Quartet, joined forces with Chris Dreja (b. 11 November 1944, Surbiton, Surrey, England; rhythm Read more

Freddie King - 39% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Robert Cray - 38% match to Eric Clapton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 August 1953, Columbus, Georgia, USA. The popularity of guitar-based blues during the 80s had much to do with the unassuming brilliance of this artist. Cray’s music, a mixture of pure blues, soul and rock, and his fluid, clean style owes much to Albert Collins and Peter Green, while on faster numbers a distinct Jimi Hendrix influence is heard.At Read more


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