Ed Sheeran inspired by Clapton

Ed Sheeran was inspired to play the guitar by Eric Clapton after seeing him perform at Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace in 2002

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This article is from 2012.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran was inspired to play the guitar by Eric Clapton.

The 'Lego House' singer - who won two BRIT Awards at last night's (21.02.12) ceremony - says he decided to learn to play the musical instrument after seeing the 'Wonderful Tonight' hitmaker perform at Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace in 2002.

Ed - who will be playing at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations this summer - said: "I'm playing the Queen's Jubilee, which I'm really looking forward to. I actually started playing guitar after her last jubilee, I saw Eric Clapton play and I said, 'I want to play guitar', so yeah, it's going to be brilliant to go and do that."

The 21-year-old star was named Best British Male and Best British Breakthrough at the star-studded ceremony and while he was disappointed he didn't take home Best Album, he knows Adele was the deserved winner.

He told Absolute Radio: "Any act would want the Best Album, but I think every single act tonight who is up against Adele needs to just accept that this is Adele's year and she is going to take the awards."

This article is from 2012.

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