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  • 1. 

    Which song is an Eric Clapton hit?

    • A.

      Waiting For Tonight

    • B.

      Be Like That

    • C.

      Change The World

    • D.

      Get Over Yourself

    Correct Answer
    C. Change The World
    Explanation
    "Change The World" is an Eric Clapton hit because he is the artist who recorded and released this song. It was featured in the soundtrack of the movie "Phenomenon" and became a major success, winning multiple awards including Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The song showcases Clapton's signature guitar playing style and heartfelt vocals, making it a beloved hit in his discography.

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  • 2. 

    Who sat in on Eric Clapton's "Layla" album after meeting him at a Miami concert?

    • A.

      George Harrison

    • B.

      Jimi Hendrix

    • C.

      Peter Green

    • D.

      Duane Allman

    Correct Answer
    D. Duane Allman
    Explanation
    Duane Allman sat in on Eric Clapton's "Layla" album after meeting him at a Miami concert.

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  • 3. 

    What is Eric Clapton's middle name?

    • A.

      Patrick

    • B.

      Jonathan

    • C.

      Marrion

    • D.

      Alden

    Correct Answer
    A. Patrick
    Explanation
    Eric Clapton's middle name is Patrick.

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  • 4. 

    What school admitted Eric Clapton on a one-year probation when he was 16?

    • A.

      American Academy Dramatic Art

    • B.

      Kingston College Of Art

    • C.

      Oxford

    • D.

      Oklahoma State University

    Correct Answer
    B. Kingston College Of Art
    Explanation
    Eric Clapton was admitted to Kingston College Of Art on a one-year probation when he was 16.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of the first band Eric Clapton joined?

    • A.

      The Henpens

    • B.

      Sting

    • C.

      The Roosters

    • D.

      The Monkees

    Correct Answer
    C. The Roosters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Roosters. Eric Clapton's first band was indeed called The Roosters. They were a British R&B band formed in 1963, and Clapton joined them as their lead guitarist. However, the band did not gain much success and eventually disbanded in 1964. Clapton went on to join other notable bands such as The Yardbirds and Cream, solidifying his reputation as one of the greatest guitarists in rock history.

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  • 6. 

    What band did John Mayall invite Eric Clapton to join in 1965?

    • A.

      John Mayall's Jailbirds

    • B.

      John Mayall's Bluesbreakers

    • C.

      The Blues Brothers

    • D.

      Black And Blues

    Correct Answer
    B. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
    Explanation
    John Mayall invited Eric Clapton to join his band, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, in 1965.

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  • 7. 

    What album did Eric Clapton release in 1994 as a tribute to his musical heroes?

    • A.

      I Am You

    • B.

      From The Cradle

    • C.

      Superman's Lullabies

    • D.

      Blues, Blues, Blues

    Correct Answer
    B. From The Cradle
    Explanation
    In 1994, Eric Clapton released the album "From The Cradle" as a tribute to his musical heroes. This album consisted entirely of blues covers and showcased Clapton's admiration for the blues genre and his influences. It was well-received by both critics and fans, and solidified Clapton's reputation as a master of the blues.

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  • 8. 

    Remarks by Eric Clapton, David Bowie and Siouxsie Sioux led to what movement?

    • A.

      Music For Moving

    • B.

      Rock Against Racism

    • C.

      Dancing To The Oldies

    • D.

      Musicians United

    Correct Answer
    B. Rock Against Racism
    Explanation
    Remarks by influential musicians like Eric Clapton, David Bowie, and Siouxsie Sioux led to the formation of the Rock Against Racism movement. This movement was a direct response to the rise of racist ideologies and the increasing presence of far-right groups in the music scene during the late 1970s. Rock Against Racism aimed to use the power of music to promote unity, inclusivity, and to challenge racism and discrimination. It organized concerts, events, and campaigns to raise awareness and encourage social change, making a significant impact on the music industry and beyond.

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  • 9. 

    What Pink Floyd member's solo album did Eric Clapton appear on in 1984?

    • A.

      Richard Wright

    • B.

      Roger Waters

    • C.

      Syd Barrett

    • D.

      David Gilmour

    Correct Answer
    B. Roger Waters
    Explanation
    Roger Waters is the correct answer because Eric Clapton appeared on his solo album "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking" in 1984. Eric Clapton played guitar on several tracks of the album, showcasing his collaboration with Roger Waters.

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  • 10. 

    What woman did Eric Clapton have a daughter, Ruth, with in the mid-eighties?

    • A.

      Kelly Clark

    • B.

      Linda Ronstadt

    • C.

      Yvonne Khan Kelly

    • D.

      Cher

    Correct Answer
    C. Yvonne Khan Kelly
    Explanation
    Eric Clapton had a daughter named Ruth with Yvonne Khan Kelly in the mid-eighties.

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  • 11. 

    Who wrote "My Favorite Mistake", about a relationship with Eric Clapton?

    • A.

      Julian Lennon

    • B.

      Sheryl Crow

    • C.

      Whitney Houston

    • D.

      Cher

    Correct Answer
    B. Sheryl Crow
    Explanation
    Sheryl Crow wrote "My Favorite Mistake" about a relationship with Eric Clapton.

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  • 12. 

    Who will be writing Eric Clapton's official memoirs, to be published in 2007?

    • A.

      Dean Koonz

    • B.

      Christopher Simon Sykes

    • C.

      John Grisham

    • D.

      Smithton Byer

    Correct Answer
    B. Christopher Simon Sykes
    Explanation
    Christopher Simon Sykes will be writing Eric Clapton's official memoirs, to be published in 2007.

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  • 13. 

    What did Eric Clapton name his own record label?

    • A.

      RSO Records

    • B.

      Duck Records

    • C.

      Blue Note Records

    • D.

      Ocean Boulevard Records

    Correct Answer
    B. Duck Records
    Explanation
    Eric Clapton named his own record label "Duck Records".

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  • 14. 

    At which event did Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck play on stage together?

    • A.

      The Concert For ARMS

    • B.

      Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary

    • C.

      Live-Aid

    • D.

      Guitar Gods Festival

    Correct Answer
    A. The Concert For ARMS
    Explanation
    The Concert For ARMS is the correct answer because it was a charity event organized by Ronnie Lane to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck, who are all renowned guitarists, performed together on stage at this event.

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  • 15. 

    What decade is the hit single "Who Will You Run Too" by Heart from?

    • A.

      Nineties

    • B.

      Eighties

    • C.

      Seventies

    • D.

      2000's

    Correct Answer
    B. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Who Will You Run To" by Heart is from the Eighties.

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  • 16. 

    What year did Eric Clapton have the hit single "I Can't Stand It" on RSO?

    • A.

      1961

    • B.

      2001

    • C.

      1981

    • D.

      1989

    Correct Answer
    C. 1981
    Explanation
    In 1981, Eric Clapton had the hit single "I Can't Stand It" on RSO.

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  • 17. 

    Of the 14 songs on the CD "The Road To Escondido", how many did J.J. Cale write?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    A. 11
    Explanation
    J.J. Cale wrote 11 out of the 14 songs on the CD "The Road To Escondido".

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  • 18. 

    How many times has Eric Clapton been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    Eric Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. This is because he has been recognized for his contributions as a solo artist, as a member of the bands The Yardbirds and Cream, and for his collaboration with other musicians. Clapton's multiple inductions highlight his significant impact and influence on the rock and roll genre throughout his career.

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  • 19. 

    Why was Eric Clapton expelled from the Kingston College of Art?

    • A.

      Stealing A Car

    • B.

      Playing Too Much Guitar

    • C.

      Cheating On A Test

    • D.

      Burning Down The Library

    Correct Answer
    B. Playing Too Much Guitar
    Explanation
    Eric Clapton was expelled from the Kingston College of Art because he was playing too much guitar. This suggests that his excessive focus on playing the guitar hindered his ability to fulfill his academic responsibilities and disrupted the learning environment. The college likely expected students to prioritize their studies over personal hobbies, leading to Clapton's expulsion.

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  • 20. 

    Before he became a full-time musician, how did Eric Clapton support himself?

    • A.

      Delivery Boy

    • B.

      Encyclopedia Salesman

    • C.

      A Construction Worker

    • D.

      Short Order Cook

    Correct Answer
    C. A Construction Worker
    Explanation
    Before becoming a full-time musician, Eric Clapton supported himself by working as a construction worker. This means that he worked in the construction industry, possibly doing tasks such as building, renovating, or repairing structures. This job provided him with the income and stability he needed before pursuing his career in music.

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  • 21. 

    In the summer of 1963, Eric Clapton spent one month with what pop-oriented band?

    • A.

      The Monkees

    • B.

      The Beatles

    • C.

      Casey Jones And The Engineers

    • D.

      K.C. And The Sunshine Band

    Correct Answer
    C. Casey Jones And The Engineers
  • 22. 

    How long did Eric Clapton spend as a member of the band The Yardbirds?

    • A.

      3 Years

    • B.

      18 Months

    • C.

      12 Months

    • D.

      2 Months

    Correct Answer
    B. 18 Months
    Explanation
    Eric Clapton spent 18 months as a member of the band The Yardbirds. This means that he was a part of the band for a year and a half.

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  • 23. 

    In 1976, Eric Clapton was accused of racism for agreeing with what politician?

    • A.

      Howard Powell

    • B.

      Bill Clinton

    • C.

      Enoch Powell

    • D.

      Ronald Reagan

    Correct Answer
    C. Enoch Powell
    Explanation
    In 1976, Eric Clapton was accused of racism for agreeing with Enoch Powell. Enoch Powell was a British politician known for his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech, which discussed his opposition to mass immigration. Clapton's agreement with Powell's views on immigration led to accusations of racism against him.

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  • 24. 

    Eric Clapton's song "It's In The Way That You Use It" was in what Tom Cruise movie?

    • A.

      Top Gun

    • B.

      The Color Of Money

    • C.

      Risky Business

    • D.

      Eyes Wide Shut

    Correct Answer
    B. The Color Of Money
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Color Of Money." In this movie, Tom Cruise plays the character of Vincent Lauria, a talented pool player who is taken under the wing of a former pool hustler, played by Paul Newman. The song "It's In The Way That You Use It" by Eric Clapton is featured in the film's soundtrack.

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  • 25. 

    Eric Clapton won what award in 1985 for his collaboration with Michael Kamen?

    • A.

      Emmy Award

    • B.

      American Music Award

    • C.

      Academy Award

    • D.

      British Academy TV Award

    Correct Answer
    D. British Academy TV Award
    Explanation
    Eric Clapton won the British Academy TV Award in 1985 for his collaboration with Michael Kamen. This award recognizes excellence in television programming and is given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Clapton's collaboration with Kamen must have been for a television project that impressed the BAFTA judges and earned him this prestigious award.

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  • 26. 

    Eric Clapton reworked "After Midnight" as a promotional track for what beer?

    • A.

      Miller

    • B.

      Michelob

    • C.

      Corona

    • D.

      Budweiser

    Correct Answer
    B. Michelob
    Explanation
    Eric Clapton reworked "After Midnight" as a promotional track for Michelob beer.

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  • 27. 

    What is the name of the woman Eric Clapton married in 2002?

    • A.

      Allison Briggs

    • B.

      Cher

    • C.

      Melia McEnery

    • D.

      Stella McCartney

    Correct Answer
    C. Melia McEnery
    Explanation
    Melia McEnery is the correct answer because she is the woman that Eric Clapton married in 2002. The other options (Allison Briggs, Cher, and Stella McCartney) are not relevant to the question and do not match the information given.

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  • 28. 

    What song did Eric Clapton write in 2006 about Julia, Ella Mae and Sophie?

    • A.

      Diggin' My Daughters

    • B.

      Three Little Girls

    • C.

      Sunshine In Surrey

    • D.

      JEMS In Paradise

    Correct Answer
    B. Three Little Girls
    Explanation
    "Three Little Girls" is the correct answer because it is a song written by Eric Clapton in 2006 that specifically mentions three names: Julia, Ella Mae, and Sophie. The other options do not mention these names or have any connection to Eric Clapton's work in 2006.

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  • 29. 

    Who is the third member of The Allman Brothers Band to support Eric Clapton?

    • A.

      Chuck Leavell

    • B.

      Greg Allman

    • C.

      Derek Trucks

    • D.

      Warren Haynes

    Correct Answer
    C. Derek Trucks
    Explanation
    Derek Trucks is the third member of The Allman Brothers Band to support Eric Clapton. He is a highly skilled guitarist and has collaborated with Clapton on various projects. Trucks' exceptional talent and musical compatibility with Clapton make him a valuable member of the band and a strong supporter of Clapton's musical endeavors.

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  • 30. 

    Who co-wrote "Old Love" with Eric Clapton for the 1989 album "Journeyman"?

    • A.

      Jimmie Vaughan

    • B.

      J.J. Cale

    • C.

      Robert Cray

    • D.

      Roger Taylor

    Correct Answer
    C. Robert Cray
    Explanation
    Robert Cray is the correct answer because he co-wrote the song "Old Love" with Eric Clapton for the 1989 album "Journeyman".

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