Top 25 Quotes about Eric Clapton

In this post, you will find great Quotes about Eric Clapton from famous people, such as Butch Trucks, Gary Rossington, Jack Bruce, Neil Innes, Peter Frampton. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

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Eric Clapton has earned all of our respect. He is the greatest. He opened the doors for us. Without Cream, there is no Allman Brothers.
I love Eric Clapton and what he did with Cream; ‘Spoonful’ and ‘Crossroads,’ those are probably the coolest solos.
I know he played on the last record but I don’t wake up in the middle of the night thinking of Eric Clapton.
Jack Bruce
Eric Clapton always wanted to come out onstage with a stuffed parrot on his shoulder.
Neil Innes
Everyone wanted to play like Eric Clapton in the early to mid-’60s.
I can never make up my mind if I’m happy being a flute player, or if I wish I were Eric Clapton.
When I grew up, I had influences as diverse as Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix.
I heard Robert Johnson way before I heard about Eric Clapton.
Eric Clapton is my dream guitarist.
Carole King
I was very influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, both of whom I had the pleasure of playing with and becoming friends with.
You stop anybody on any street, around the world, and they know who Eric Clapton is. They don’t know who I am!
No one’s better than me. I’m not better than anyone. Whether it’s Eric Clapton or BB King we look straight at each other. And that keeps it real.
When I got out of high school, I was in a blues band. It was the kind of music I was interested in, and listening to, mostly because it was becoming a vehicle for a generation of guitarists – like Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. Mike Bloomfield. And that’s what I wanted to be, principally: a guitar player.
The one thing I do have is good ears. I don’t mean perfect pitch, but ears for picking things up. I developed my ear through piano theory, but I never had a guitar lesson in my life, except from Eric Clapton off of records.
Punk was sort of an angry stance against things that had happened just before, against the pop of glam rock, against progressive rock. Music had become very staid and it was about the playing and people obsessed. Eric Clapton was God and we needed an enema within the art form, and punk did do that.
Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck made me an Anglophile. I listened to English and Irish artists as a kid, and they were way louder, heavier, and faster than the traditional blues that I was listening to.
I tended to lean towards the guys who both sang and played, such as Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Steve Wariner… And at the other end of the spectrum, I had Eric Clapton in a rock and blues sense, jazz guys such as Tal Farlow and Les PaulThen Chet Atkins-type stuff.
I had never been allowed to go on tour with my husband George Harrison, so had no idea what to expect when I left him to join Eric Clapton on his 1974 U.S. tour.
You don’t have to play the blues to play rock ‘n’ roll, but that’s where, somewhere along the line, your influences came from. I mean, I don’t care where you got it from. If you got it from Eric Clapton, he got it from the blues.
I just wonder where I was when the talent was being given out, like George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Eric Clapton… oh, there’s many more! I wouldn’t want to be like them, you understand, but I’d like to be equal, if you will.
It was pretty surreal because The Allman Brothers’ ‘Eat A Peach‘ and ‘Live At The Fillmore East‘, and the Eric Clapton ‘Layla’ record was the music I grew up hearing all the time.
I’m the youngest of three boys, and my oldest brother was super into Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton and played guitar. I wanted to be like him, so I asked for a guitar of my own for Christmas in ’93.
When Eric Clapton cutAfter Midnight,’ he sold so many records and it was so big at the time, I decided that I would pursue the songwriting thing. I was 34 years old at that time. I’d been down the pike and back before I had any success at all.
John Mayer will be around forever, like the Eagles and Eric Clapton.
My dad used to listen to Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, and my mom liked Michael Bolton and Roy Orbison. She was pretty big into country music, too. So there was a wealth of music being played in the house, and I kind of took it all in.