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Jammin' with Clapton

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Think you know Eric Clapton? Test your knowledge of him with this entertaining quiz!

Question 1:

Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, England on which date?
March 30, 1945
March 29, 1944
March 30, 1946
March 28, 1943

Question 2:

What is Eric Clapton's nickname?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 3:

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It's common knowledge among Eric Clapton fans that his song, "Tears in Heaven" was written about his son who died from a fall from a window screen. What was the boy's name?

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Question 4:

Eric Clapton played the guitar solo on which Beatles song?
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Eleanor Rigby

Question 5:

Eric Clapton was in all but which of the following bands?
He was in all of these bands
Blind Faith
Derek & the Dominoes

Question 6:

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J.J. Cale wrote "Cocaine", which Eric Clapton made a hit. Which song, made famous by Lynyrd Skynyrd was also written by J.J. Cale?
They Call Me the Breeze
Free Bird
The Ballad of Curtis Lowe
Gimme Three Steps

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Question 7:

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Eric Clapton wrote "Wonderful Tonight" in a matter of fifteen minutes while doing what?
Waiting for the rest of his band to arrive for a gig.
Waiting for a bus.
Waiting for his son to be born.
Waiting for his wife to get ready.

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Question 8:

In June 2004, Eric Clapton had a fundraiser in Dallas, TX, for his Crossroads Centre in Antigua. What is the Crossroads Centre?
An orphanage
A hospice
A burn clinic
An alcohol rehabilitation clinic

Question 9:

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In 2004, Clapton released two albums remembering what blues legend? First and last name please.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Question 10:

What is the name of the album Eric Clapton released on August 30, 2005?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 11:

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Who was the inspiration for Eric Clapton's song, "Layla?"
Pattie Boyd
Melia McEnery
Yvonne Kelly
Linda McCartney

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Question 12:

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Who wrote the song heard here?
Bob Marley
Doyle Bramhall II
Andy Fairweather Low
J.J. Cale

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Question 13:

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What is the name of the Eric Clapton song heard here?
San Francisco Bay Blues
Worried Life Blues
Bell Bottom Blues
Walking Blues

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Question 14:

With whom did Eric Clapton write "Old Love"?
George Harrison
Robert Cray
J.J. Cale
He penned "Old Love" by himself

Question 15:

In 2000, Eric Clapton collaborated with what other musician on an album that consisted of songs such as "Key to the Highway", "Marry You", and "Help the Poor?"
Bonnie Raitt
Billy Preston
B.B. King
Sheryl Crow

Question 16:

The band, Cream consisted of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and what other man?
Jack Bruce
Jimmy Page
Jeff Beck
Stevie Winwood

Question 17:

On "Unplugged," Eric Clapton identifies this musician as being in a "peculiar outfit."
Katie Kissoon
Steve Ferrone
Tessa Niles
Ray Cooper

Question 18:

Fill in the missing word from a Clapton song:

"I told you 'bout the _____, that they live in the park"  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


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