Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is "probably most famous for his mastery of the Stratocaster guitar."[2] Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Yardbirds, of Cream, and as a solo performer, being the only person to be inducted three times. Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time,[3] Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine"s list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[4] and #53 on their list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.