I Shot The Sheriff
Eric Clapton
Clapton 1974 461 Ocean Blvd LP
I shot the sheriff
But I did not shoot the deputy
- Clapton's only No.1 hit -
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974 for one week
  • single released July, 1974
  • from the album 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)
  • the only No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 for Clapton
  • backing vocal: Yvonne Elliman
  • written by Bob Marley; first released on The Wailers' 1973 album Burnin'
  • produced by Tom Dowd
  • recorded at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida
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