One of the most influential blues-rock guitarists, particularly his work with the band Cream, and also Derek and the Dominos. His prolific career has spanned more than half a century at this point, and he continues to stay true to his roots and play some great guitar.
Here’s a sweet video of Eric Clapton’s band Cream, circa 1968. This is what you get when Englishmen take a lot of psychedelics…Clapton sounds badass on the wah pedal.
And there isn’t much video out there of Derek & The Dominos, but this one is great (although it does not feature Duane Allman, as their first album did).
Recommended listening: Derek and the Dominos Layla, and Cream Disraeli Gears.