Eric Clapton Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Eric Clapton Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9¾ in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth March 30, 1945
Zodiac Sign Aries
Spouse Melia McEnery

Eric Clapton, CBE is a renowned English guitarist, songwriter, and singer. He specializes in playing rock and blues music and is one of the most influential and most important guitarists of his time. Clapton is the recipient of many Grammys and was ranked 2nd in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

Eric’s first band was The Roosters. He was 17 when he joined it in 1963. He has served as a member of famous bands such as The Yardbirds, The Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney, Bonnie and Friends, and Derek and the Dominos.

Born Name

Eric Patrick Clapton

Nick Name

Eric, Slowhand, God

Eric Clapton at TIFF 2017
Eric Clapton at TIFF 2017 (John Bauld / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Ripley, Surrey, England

Residence

Dublin, Ohio, United States

Nationality

British

Education

Clapton attended the St. Bede’s Secondary Modern School and Hollyfield School in Surbiton.

He then joined Kingston College of Art in 1961 but was dismissed at the end of his academic year due to the lack of progress.

Occupation

Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer

Family

  • Father – Edward Walter Fryer (Soldier)
  • Mother – Patricia Molly Clapton
  • Others – Brian (Half-Brother), Cheryl (Half-Sister) Heather (Half-Sister), Rose Amelia Mitchell (Maternal Grandmother), Reginald Cecil Clapton (Maternal Grandfather), Jack Clapp (Maternal Step-Grandfather), Frank MacDonald (Stepfather) (Soldier), Edward Fryer (Paternal Grandfather)

Build

Average

Genre

Rock, blues

Instruments

Guitar, vocals

Eric Clapton performing at Crossroads Festival in 2009
Eric Clapton performing at Crossroads Festival in 2009 (Alex G / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Labels

Polydor, Atco, RSO, Warner Bros., Duck, Reprise, Surfdog Records

Height

5 ft 9¾ in or 177 cm

Weight

77 kg or 170 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Eric Clapton’s name has been linked with –

  1. Cher
  2. Betty Davis (1971)
  3. Pattie Boyd (1979-1989) – Eric married former English model and photographer Pattie Boyd Harrison on March 27, 1979. Their relationship led to divorce in 1989 due to infidelity issues and domestic violence.
  4. Yvonne Kelly (1984) – He was in a relationship with AIR Studios Montserrat’s manager Yvonne Kelly in 1984. Although married, both were cheating on their respective partners and had a daughter in January 1985, Ruth Kelly Clapton. However, her existence was secret until 1991.
  5. Lory Del Santo (1988) – He had an extramarital affair with the Italian model, actress, and TV personality, Lory Del Santo. They had a son, named Conor, who was born on August 21, 1986 and died in 1991 at the age of 4 after falling from the window of the 53rd floor of a Manhattan apartment building.
  6. Sharon Stone (1996)
  7. Sheryl Crow (1997-1998)
  8. Melia McEnery (1998-Present) – He met 22-year-old Melia McEnery, an administrative assistant in Ohio in 1998 and began dating her. He married her in January 2002 at St Mary Magdalene church. Their daughters are Julie Rose (b. June 13, 2001), Ella May (b. January 14, 2003), and Sophie Belle (b. February 1, 2005).

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has English ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eric Clapton performing at the Hard Rock Calling concert in 2008
Eric Clapton performing at the Hard Rock Calling concert in 2008 (Majvdl / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Brand Endorsements

In 1988, Eric Clapton appeared in a print advertisement as well as a TV commercial for the Anheuser-Busch beer Michelob.

He was also featured in a TV commercial for Rolex Watches in 2006 and MyTouch cell phone from T-Mobile in 2009.

Religion

Christianity

Eric Clapton Favorite Things

  • Musicians – Freddie King, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy

Source – Official Site

Eric Clapton performing live at Rotterdam in 2006
Eric Clapton performing live at Rotterdam in 2006 (Ckuhl / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Eric Clapton Facts

  1. Eric grew up in a musical household. His uncle and mother listened to big bands. His grandmother played piano. His father also played piano in various bands in Surrey.
  2. Eric was raised by his maternal grandparents and he considers them as his parents and his mother as his sister.
  3. He had a half-brother named Brian who died in a road accident at the age of 26 in 1974.
  4. In 1962, Eric’s grandfather helped him purchase his first electric double cutaway Kay guitar.
  5. Before his music career, Eric worked as a laborer (a plasterer and master bricklayer) at building sites with his grandfather.
  6. His band Cream which, apart from him, consisted of Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker was considered as the most influential rock group of the modern era.
  7. He has faced problems in his career due to issues in his personal life such as romantic longings, drug and alcohol addiction in the 1970s.
  8. Eric hates the way he sings.
  9. Clapton has also apologized publicly praising Enoch Powell in the past and said it was because of drug and alcohol addictions.

Featured Image by John Bauld / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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