Which singer's only #1 single was a cover of a Bob Marley song?
"I Shot the Sheriff" is a song written by Bob Marley and released in 1973 by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Eric Clapton recorded a cover version of the song that was included on his 1974 album 461 Ocean Boulevard. His take on the song has a soft rock and reggae sound. Clapton had been reluctant to record a version of the song, but his bandmates convinced him to record it. It would become the most successful version of the song, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It was Clapton's only number one hit in the United States.
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