Eric Patrick Clapton; CBE (born 30 March 1945); is a English blues-rock guitarist; singer; songwriter and composer. He is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries; garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Yardbirds; Cream; and solo). Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time; Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone Magazine-s list of the -100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time- and #53 on their list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.Although Clapton-s musical style has varied throughout his career; it has usually remained rooted in the blues. Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career; which have included blues-rock (with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds) and psychedelic rock (with Cream). "Layla" is the title track on the Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, released in December 1970. It is considered one of rock music's definitive love songs, featuring an unmistakable guitar figure, played by Eric Clapton and Duane Allman, and a piano coda that.