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Eric Clapton is a blues rock musician and undoubtedly one of the most famous rockers of all time. He is noted for being the only artist to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame three times: as a member of The Yardbirds, Cream, and solo. His solo career was phenomenal, with his biggest success spanning from the seventies to the early nineties. His biggest album was Unplugged, a compilation of live acoustic versions of his past songs. It went diamond. The most popular song on the album is Layla, a version of his biggest hit with his brief project Derek and the Dominos, something he did with Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band. He also did a shortlived project with Steve Winwood, previously of Traffic, known as Blind Faith. Winwood would go on to have a successful solo career. He is featured on The Who film Tommy. He participated in the album rock revival of the nineties. His hit song I Shot the Sheriff was a cover of reggae legend Bob Marley. The song Tears in Heaven was written after his young son fell out of an apartment window and died. He stopped playing it many years later claiming he was over the pain. Despite his success he was inducted his fifth year of eligibility. His song Wonderful Tonight was written about his Pattie Boyd, with whom he was in love at the time.

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