I think Eric Clapton is the greatest guitar player of all time and the most influential. His music has evolved with the times from the 60's to present day. He has kept the old blues masters such as Robert Johnson alive for a younger generation. His life although turbulent with ups and downs in the public eye should be admired by all. He has shown that one can win over addictions and go on to help others by opening Crossroads the rehabilitation center for drug and alcohol abuse.He is a legend.