Question: What was Eric Claptons biggest hit?

Claptons best-selling single is Wonderful Tonight which has sold more than four million copies worldwide, although he is most known for his rock anthem Layla, that was originally released in 1971.

What were Eric Claptons biggest hits?

Readers Poll: The 10 Best Eric Clapton SongsWhite Room Old Love Cocaine Crossroads Tears in Heaven Wonderful Tonight Bell Bottom Blues Layla Claptons absolute obsession with Pattie Boyd came to a boiling point when he wrote Layla. I was driven by my obsession, he wrote in his memoir. •Feb 6, 2013

What was Eric Claptons first hit song?

In March 1965, Clapton and the Yardbirds had their first major hit, For Your Love, written by songwriter Graham Gouldman, who also wrote hit songs for Hermans Hermits and the Hollies (and later achieved success of his own as a member of 10cc).

How many #1 hits did Eric Clapton have?

Clapton, now 75, has placed 23 songs on the Billboard 100 as a solo artist and several more with his other bands. 10 songs cracked the top 10, with one going all the way to #1.

What is a Eric Clapton hit?

During the early years of his career, Eric Clapton contributed very few songs to the various bands he played with....Alphabetical List of Songs by Eric Clapton.Song TitleComposer(s)AlbumNext Time You See HerEric ClaptonSlowhandOld LoveEric Clapton, Robert CrayJourneymanOne ChanceEric Clapton, Simon ClimiePilgrimOne More ChanceEric ClaptonCrossroads125 more rows

What happened to Eric Claptons son?

NEW YORK (AP) _ The 4 1/2 -year-old son of rock guitarist Eric Clapton died Wednesday after he fell out the window of a 53rd-floor apartment, police said. Conor Clapton fell shortly after 11 a.m. and landed on the roof of a four- story building next door, according to Officer Kim Royster.

What 3 songs did Patti Boyd inspire?

Boyd inspired Harrisons songs If I Needed Someone, Something and For You Blue, and Claptons songs Layla, Bell Bottom Blues and Wonderful Tonight. In August 2007, Boyd published her autobiography Wonderful Today (titled Wonderful Tonight in the United States).

Has Eric Clapton ever had a Number 1?

His commercially most successful singles are Lay Down Sally, Wonderful Tonight, Change the World, Tears in Heaven and the cover of Bob Marleys I Shot the Sheriff, released in 1974, that charted substantially better than the original release had, becoming a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit.

Who is Eric Claptons daughter?

Julie Rose Clapton Sophie Belle ClaptonRuth ClaptonElla May Clapton Eric Clapton/Daughters

What caused Eric Claptons neuropathy?

One of the possible causes of peripheral neuropathy is alcoholism, according to the Mayo Clinic, and Clapton is a recovering heroin addict — which likely also bars him from being prescribed many effective pain killers — and alcoholic.

What was Eric Claptons nickname?

God Slow Hand Eric Clapton/Nicknames

Who sang backup on Eric Claptons promises?

Marcy Levy The song is in the key of G major and backing vocals were performed by Marcy Levy.

Who is Eric Claptons wife?

Melia McEnerym. 2002 Pattie Boydm. 1979–1989 Eric Clapton/Wife

Who really wrote Layla?

Eric Clapton Jim Gordon Layla/Composers

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