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[klap-tuh n] /ˈklæp tən/
Eric, born 1945, English blues and rock guitarist and composer. Unabridged
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  • He was a little boy again in the old red house on Clapton Common.

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    Coningsby Dawson
  • Sunday morning was quiet and misty, and Clapton was full of bells.

  • He seemed to think this Clapton life had been getting a little on your nerves.'

  • Clapton Church and manor house are both of considerable antiquity.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • It has neither the tragic gayety of Whitechapel nor the comparative refinement of Clapton.

    None Other Gods Robert Hugh Benson
British Dictionary definitions for Clapton


Eric. born 1945, British rock guitarist, noted for his virtuoso style, his work with the Yardbirds (1963–65), Cream (1966–68), and, with Derek and the Dominos, the album Layla (1970); later solo work includes Unplugged (1992)
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