English rock and blues guitar player, singer, and songwriter Eric Patrick Clapton was born on March 30th, 1945 in Ripley Surrey England. He is the only musical artist to be inducted three times into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Eric was a member of the Yardbirds, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream, Derek and the Dominos and Blind Faith. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him number two in their list of 100 greatest guitar players of all time. He has received 18 Grammy Awards, the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and four Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. As a solo artist, he sold more than 130 million records worldwide. In 1991 his son Connor died and Eric expressed his grief in the song "Tears in Heaven".