Eric Clapton — British Musician born on March 30, 1945,

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.. (wikipedia)

One of the most beneficial things I've ever learned is how to keep my mouth shut.
Music became a healer for me.
I listened to King Oliver and I listened to Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp... I listened to everything I could that came from that place that they call the blues but, in formality, isn't necessarily the blues.
I'd love to knock an audience cold with one note, but what do you do for the rest of the evening?
The blues are what I've turned to, what has given me inspiration and relief in all the trials of my life.