Quotes about Eric Clapton

Quotes about Eric Clapton by Neil Innes, Carlos Santana, Todd Rundgren, David Cassidy, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Ian Anderson and many others.

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Eric Clapton always wanted to come out onstage with a stuffed parrot on his shoulder.
Neil Innes
No one’s better than me. I’m not better than anyone. Whether it’s Eric Clapton or BB King we look straight at each other. And that keeps it real.
Carlos Santana
When I got out of high school, I was in a blues band. It was the kind of music I was interested in, and listening to, mostly because it was becoming a vehicle for a generation of guitarists – like Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. Mike Bloomfield. And that’s what I wanted to be, principally: a guitar player.
Todd Rundgren
Going through ‘The Partridge Family,’ I looked up to people like Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck and all those guys. But as an actor playing a part, I had to sing what was right for the character and the show.
David Cassidy
I decided early on that I wanted to be Michael Bloomfield, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton – not George Harrison.
Todd Rundgren
I love Eric Clapton.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I can never make up my mind if I’m happy being a flute player, or if I wish I were Eric Clapton.
Ian Anderson
It was pretty surreal because The Allman Brothers’ ‘Eat A Peach’ and ‘Live At The Fillmore East’, and the Eric Clapton ‘Layla’ record was the music I grew up hearing all the time.
Derek Trucks
Eric Clapton is my dream guitarist.
Carole King
The one thing I do have is good ears. I don’t mean perfect pitch, but ears for picking things up. I developed my ear through piano theory, but I never had a guitar lesson in my life, except from Eric Clapton off of records.
Eddie Van Halen
My dad used to listen to Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, and my mom liked Michael Bolton and Roy Orbison. She was pretty big into country music, too. So there was a wealth of music being played in the house, and I kind of took it all in.
I had never been allowed to go on tour with my husband George Harrison, so had no idea what to expect when I left him to join Eric Clapton on his 1974 U.S. tour.
Pattie Boyd
I love Eric Clapton and what he did with Cream; ‘Spoonful’ and ‘Crossroads,’ those are probably the coolest solos.
Gary Rossington
I think guitar-wise, Eric Clapton was a big influence on me. I got to spend time around him. He’s kind of strange, mysterious, serious and he always has played such hot guitar.
Dhani Harrison
I just wonder where I was when the talent was being given out, like George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Eric Clapton… oh, there’s many more! I wouldn’t want to be like them, you understand, but I’d like to be equal, if you will.
B. B. King
When I grew up, I had influences as diverse as Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix.
Billy Squier
When Eric Clapton cut ‘After Midnight,’ he sold so many records and it was so big at the time, I decided that I would pursue the songwriting thing. I was 34 years old at that time. I’d been down the pike and back before I had any success at all.
J. J. Cale