Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, (born 30 March 1945) is an English musician, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time"@
The Qin (Zither) The qin is the classical instrument of China. Its origin is obscure. The present form, with seven unfretted strings, probably emerged only in the late Han period (1st century A.D.), although, according to legend, it is supposed to have been played in the time of Confucius (6th century B.C.) or even earlier.