Friday Blues Menu 1 : Eric Clapton , Remember, And Enjoy .

Eric Patrick Clapton , (born 30 March 1945), 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. 

Awards and honours

1983  : Presented the Silver Clef Award from Princess Michael of Kent for outstanding contribution to British music.

1985 :Presented with BAFTA for Best Original Television Music for Score of Edge of Darkness with Michael Kamen.

1993 : "Tears in Heaven" won three Grammy awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Male Pop Vocal Performance. Clapton also won Album of the Year and Best Rock Vocal Performance for Unplugged and Best Rock Song for "Layla".

1995 : Made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire  for services to music, as part of the 1995 New Year Honours list.

2000 : Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the third time, this time as a solo artist. He was earlier inducted as a member of the bands Cream and the Yardbirds.

2004 : Promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire , receiving the award from the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace as part of the 2004 New Year Honours list.

2006 : Awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as a member of Cream.

2017 : Made a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France