How Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times...
On March 6, 2000, Eric Clapton is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the only one to be honored three times. The ceremony took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.
Eric Clapton was previously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Cream in 1993 and 1992. — with The Yardbirds.
Individual musicians or groups do not qualify to be in the Hall until 25 years after the release of their first album. Accordingly, Clapton may be in the "Hall" 4 more times, because he is a member of several groups at once: "John Mayall's Blues Breakers", "Blind Faith", "Delaney & Bonnie & Friends" and "Derek & The Dominos".