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First song written by Eric Clapton

The first song that Eric Clapton composed was “Got To Hurry”. An instrumental, it was b-side of The Yardbirds’ hit “For Your Love”. However, “Got To Hurry” was credited to O. Rasputin, a nom de plume of their manager, Giorgio Gomelski.

The first song that Eric Clapton wrote music and lyrics for was “Presence Of The Lord.” It can be found on Blind Faith’s self-titled album, released in 1969.