Eric Clapton is one of the most prolific recording artists of all time. With 24 solo studio album to his credit, there are also numerous solo live discs, compilations and greatest hits packages plus a few TV and film soundtracks. Then, there are the more than 200 recording sessions and live guest appearances spanning January 1964 to today for artists ranging from Aretha to Zucchero.
Clapton launched his career as a professional musician in October 1963 with The Yardbirds and more than fifty years later, he’s still going strong. Less than two months after joining that band, he recorded his first live album on 8 December 1963. Although he recorded several singles with them, Eric didn’t step into a studio to record a full length album until May 1966. Those sessions, at Decca’s West Hampstead studios, resulted in the ultimate British Blues album: John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton.
As Eric’s career went from strength to strength, there were studio and live albums with Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends and Derek & The Dominos. In later years, he formed TDF, worked with Legends in a jazz setting, teamed up for albums with BB King, JJ Cale and Wynton Marsalis and revisted his past with Cream and his Blind Faith-era with Steve Winwood. Eric’s self-titled inaugural solo album came out in 1970. More than five decades on, he still has much to say musically.
So, come on in and browse around. With close to 350 entries, Eric Clapton’s recording career is completely covered from 1963 to the present day.