Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What did Eric find out about his father (whom he never knew) in 1998?||Eric Clapton
He was a Canadian pilot. Eric never knew his father, because he was raised by his maternal grandparents. He found this interesting bit of information out when he was 53 years old.
|What movie did the song "Tears in Heaven" appear in?||Eric Clapton
Rush. Eric received critical acclaim for the score of this movie, even if the movie itself didn't fare that well.
Slowhand . Eric used to play guitar so hard the strings would break. While onstage he would replace the strings while the audience slowly clapped their hands...hence the name 'Slowhand'.
England. Eric was raised by his grandparents in Surrey, England.
While my Guitar Gently Weeps. George Harrison was too nervous about his guitar playing abilities, so he asked his best friend Eric to record this song with them.
|The song 'Layla' was written for a lady named Patti Boyd; whose wife was she?||Eric Clapton
George Harrison. Eric fell in love with Patti, who was at the time married to George Harrison. The song must have worked, because eventually Patti left George for Eric.
|What band was Eric Clapton a member of along with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker?||Eric Clapton
Cream. Cream was one of the most popular bands of the 1960s.
Tears In Heaven. Eric's son's name was Conor.
Yes. Eric did "Unplugged" in the early 90's.
1977. This album contained the hit "Wonderful Tonight".
461 Ocean Boulevard. Featured on this album was a cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff".
|What other guitarist was in Derek and the Dominos with Eric?||Eric Clapton
Duane Allman. The song "Layla" was about George Harrison's wife.
|What other band member was Eric with in the band Blind Faith?||Eric Clapton
Steve Winwood. Blind Faith had released one record and then they split.
|What band did Eric join after leaving the Yardbirds?||Eric Clapton
John Mayall and the Blues Breakers. After that came Cream. Although a very important band in rock history, Cream broke up before they were two years old.
|What band was Eric in during the mid 60's that later also featured Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page?||Eric Clapton
The Yardbirds. Eric Clapton quit the Yardbirds right before the release of their album "For Your Love", which Eric said he hated.
|Which Grammy-winning song contained these words?
'Praying for the healing rain.
To restore my soul again.'||Eric Clapton Lyrics
My Father's Eyes. 'Sailing down behind the sun.
Waiting for my prince to come.
Praying for the healing rain.
To restore my soul again.'
'My Father's Eyes' was released in 1998. Clapton wrote about his father, whom he never knew, and who died before he could find him. The song won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
|'But I'm glad to say now that's all behind me.
With you here by my side.'
These lines are from which song?||Eric Clapton Lyrics
Bad Love. 'And now I see that my life has been so blue.
With all the heartaches I had till I met you.
But I'm glad to say now that's all behind me.
With you here by my side.'
It was released in 1990, and it was Clapton's last Number 1, staying on top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks for three weeks. 'Bad Love' won a Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
|In which song were these words sung?
'You've been running and hiding much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride.'?||Eric Clapton Lyrics
Layla. 'What'll you do when you get lonely
And nobody's waiting by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride.'
'Layla' was released as a single for Derek and the Dominos in 1971. It was ranked #27 in 'The Rolling Stones' 'List of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.' 'Layla' is, like 'Wonderful Tonight', about Pattie Boyd, Clapton's first wife.
|Performed while Clapton was part of Cream, what song was this?
'You said no strings could secure you at the station.
Platform tickets, restless diesels, goodbye windows.'||Eric Clapton Lyrics
White Room. 'I'll wait in this place where the sun never shines.
Wait in the place where the shadows run from themselves.
You said no strings could secure you at the station.
Platform tickets, restless diesels, goodbye windows.'
'White Room' reached Number 6 on the US Pop Charts when it was released in 1968. It was placed #367 on the 'Rolling Stone' magazine 'List of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time'.
|Clapton did a cover of which song containing these lyrics?
'Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town.'||Eric Clapton Lyrics
I Shot the Sheriff. 'Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town.
All of a sudden I see the sheriff John Brown
Aiming to shoot me down.'
'I Shot the Sheriff' is actually by Bob Marley. Eric Clapton recorded a cover version for his album '461 Ocean Boulevard'. It was Clapton's only Number 1 in the US, scoring the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
|Where are these lyrics from?
'I can walk down the street, there's no-one there.
Though the pavements are one huge crowd.'||Eric Clapton Lyrics
I Feel Free. 'I can walk down the street, there's no-one there.
Though the pavements are one huge crowd.
I can drive down the street; my eyes don't see.
Though my mind wants to cry out loud.'
Clapton performed 'I Feel Free' whilst he was with Cream. Clapton performed a brief guitar solo on the song. It was released in 1966.
|In which classic Eric Clapton song would you find the following lyrics?
"And then she asks me
Do I look all right"?||Eric Clapton Lyrics
Wonderful Tonight. "It's late in the evening
She's wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her makeup
And brushes her long, blonde hair
And then she asks me
'Do I look alright?'
And I say 'Yes, you look wonderful tonight.'"
This song was written by Clapton for his then-wife Pattie Boyd. Pattie was once married to George Harrison.
6. Clapton won Grammys for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Rock Male Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song.
|What Jimi Hemdrix hit was covered by Derek And The Dominos on the album "Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs"?||Eric "Slowhand" Clapton
Little Wing. "Little Wing" was recorded by Derek And The Dominos just days before Hendrix's tragic death.
Ginger Baker. Ric Grech and Steve Windwood were the other members of the band. Blind Faith recorded one studio album before the band dissolved.
|What was the name of the four-disc box set released in 1988 to chronicle Eric Clapton's 25 year music career?||Eric "Slowhand" Clapton
Crossroads. "Crossroads" included Clapton's early work, solo career, live performances and previously unreleased tracks.
|What was the nickname given by Eric Clapton to the Fender Stratocaster he used onstage and in the studio between 1970 and 1985?||Eric "Slowhand" Clapton
Blackie. Blackie was put together by Clapton from parts of other three Fender Stratocasters.
|What slogan referring to Clapton was seen spray painted all over London during his time with John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers?||Eric "Slowhand" Clapton
Clapton Is God. Clapton was clearly the real star of John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers.
The Roosters. Clapton was asked to join the band following an audition and rehearsal. The Roosters disbanded in 1963.