I've listened to Eric Clapton since I was a kid. He was always around in some capacity on the radio. However, there were always other players that captured my attention... like Vai, Moore, Lynch, Eric Johnson, etc... Here in the past few weeks I have been listening to a lot of Clapton, and realizing that I was really missing out by not taking more notice of him. I especially like his 80s work... which might not be his most popular. Anyway.. Here's to the guy who in on way or another has influenced us all!