Clapton also worked closely with The Beatles and performed on various tracks with the band, with arguably his best known Beatles collaboration being While My Guitar Gently Weeps. He also worked with each member of the band on seperate solo projects.
After Cream disbanded, Eric went on to perform in the bands Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos, which is where he penned the hit song Layla (inspired by his infatuation with George Harrison's wife Pattie Boyd).
In the late seventies, following personal struggles with addiction Clapton began his solo journey and spent the eighties performing with a huge variety of musicians. Following a personal loss in the nineties Clapton penned the emotional acoustic ballad Tears In Heaven which received six Grammys and sold over 10 million copies. Clapton also went on to create the periodic festivals/benefit concerts Crossroads, which is a celebration of guitarists and has become an extremely iconic event in its own right.