Eric joined the Yardbirds in October 1963 and stayed with the band until March of 1965. He departed the band on the same day that their first huge song
Eric married Pattie Boyd, a former wife of his friend George Harrison, on March 27, 1979. After a 27-year marriage, the pair divorced in 1989.
Clapton has won 17 Grammy Awards out of a total of 37 nominations. The Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement was bestowed to him in 2006.