The Hilarious Story Of Fans Didn’t Recognize Who Eric Clapton Was Despite Wanting A Picture With Him
The Yardbirds and Cream icon Eric Clapton is one of the greatest and most influential guitar players of all time, and due to the fact that he’s a legend with a legendary music career that spans over nearly six decades including countless chart hits, monumental albums, and numerous awards, it’s almost impossible to recognize him, especially if you think you’re a fan of the iconic guitarist and aim to take a picture with him.
As many of you know, Eric Clapton is one of the best-selling musicians of all time thanks to his tenure with two iconic bands, the Yardbirds, and Cream as well as his solo career that gave birth to majestic studio albums such as ‘461 Ocean Boulevard,’ ‘Slowhand,’ ‘Journeyman,’ and many more.
Being the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on top of his countless achievements, he’s expected to be identified by his fans, however, it isn’t the case all the time as Eric Claton has experienced one of the most hilarious and unexpected encounters with his fans when he wanted to spend some time with his friends at the Leonora in Chelsea, London.
Since he’s one of the most well-known guitarists in the world, the rumors of his presence in the club started to spread. When the Yardbirds and Cream icon made his way toward the Chelsea club’s exit, two young model look-alikes who claimed to be his fans wanted to take a picture as they seemed genuinely excited.
While there’s nothing more natural than having two fans who ask for a picture to immortalize the moment when they meet such an iconic musician, an unexpected incident happened in 2015 according to Page Six, as the two young women gave the phone to Eric Clapton himself to take the picture as they thought it was his friend that was Clapton.
Realizing that his ‘fans’ had no clue about what he looked like, Eric Clapton didn’t give himself away as he took the picture while the two young ladies were standing next to his friend, thinking he’s the legendary guitarist which can be the biggest mistake of their lives as they missed the opportunity to have an actual picture with Clapton as well as being ashamed in front of the iconic guitarist even without noticing.