Eric Clapton has been acclaimed as a guitar hero because he first surfaced on the blossoming London blues rock scene in the early Sixties with the Yardbirds and the Bluesbreakers. By 1967, a confidential graffiti artist created the expression Clapton Is God. He has been a global guitar legend for over fifty years.
He also established as a singer and songwriter, with a canon of outright classics including Layla, Bell Bottom Blues and Let It Grow (in addition to such emotional ballads as Wonderful Tonight and Tears In Heaven). And he has actually never stopped visiting and tape-recording, with 23 solo studio cds given that 1970. On the question of whether he can still be considered a considerable player, his expert admirers appear joined.