[Epub] ➝ Clapton: The Autobiography Author Eric Clapton – Dolove.info

Clapton: The Autobiography I Found A Pattern In My Behavior That Had Been Repeating Itself For Years, Decades Even Bad Choices Were My Specialty, And If Something Honest And Decent Came Along, I Would Shun It Or Run The Other Way With Striking Intimacy And Candor, Eric Clapton Tells The Story Of His Eventful And Inspiring Life In This Poignant And Honest Autobiography More Than A Rock Star, He Is An Icon, A Living Embodiment Of The History Of Rock Music Well Known For His Reserve In A Profession Marked By Self Promotion, Flamboyance, And Spin, He Now Chronicles, For The First Time, His Remarkable Personal And Professional Journeys Born Illegitimate In And Raised By His Grandparents, Eric Never Knew His Father And, Until The Age Of Nine, Believed His Actual Mother To Be His Sister In His Early Teens His Solace Was The Guitar, And His Incredible Talent Would Make Him A Cult Hero In The Clubs Of Britain And Inspire Devoted Fans To Scrawl Clapton Is God On The Walls Of London S Underground With The Formation Of Cream, The World S First Supergroup, He Became A Worldwide Superstar, But Conflicting Personalities Tore The Band Apart Within Two Years His Stints In Blind Faith, In Delaney And Bonnie And Friends, And In Derek And The Dominos Were Also Short Lived But Yielded Some Of The Most Enduring Songs In History, Including The Classic Layla During The Late Sixties He Played As A Guest With Jimi Hendrix And Bob Dylan, As Well As The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, And Longtime Friend George Harrison It Was While Working With The Latter That He Fell For George S Wife, Pattie Boyd, A Seemingly Unrequited Love That Led Him To The Depths Of Despair, Self Imposed Seclusion, And Drug Addiction By The Early Seventies He Had Overcome His Addiction And Released The Bestselling Album Ocean Boulevard, With Its Massive Hit I Shot The Sheriff He Followed That With The Platinum Album Slowhand, Which Included Wonderful Tonight, The Touching Love Song To Pattie, Whom He Finally Married At The End Of A Short Time Later, However, Eric Had Replaced Heroin With Alcohol As His Preferred Vice, Following A Pattern Of Behavior That Not Only Was Detrimental To His Music But Contributed To The Eventual Breakup Of His Marriage In The Eighties He Would Battle And Begin His Recovery From Alcoholism And Become A Father But Just As His Life Was Coming Together, He Was Struck By A Terrible Blow His Beloved Four Year Old Son, Conor, Died In A Freak Accident At An Earlier Time Eric Might Have Coped With This Tragedy By Fleeing Into A World Of Addiction But Now A Much Stronger Man, He Took Refuge In Music, Responding With The Achingly Beautiful Tears In Heaven Clapton Is The Powerfully Written Story Of A Survivor, A Man Who Has Achieved The Pinnacle Of Success Despite Extraordinary Demons It Is One Of The Most Compelling Memoirs Of Our Time


About the Author: Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer He is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Yardbirds, Cream, and solo Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all t



10 thoughts on “Clapton: The Autobiography

  1. says:

    It seems as if Eric Clapton wrote this tell all autobiography in an attempt to debunk the oft heard graffiti fied slogan Clapton is God If so, mission accomplished I ve loved his music since I can remember, but I never really considered what he was like as a person Turns out that he s an average joe, who can sometimes be a bit of a dicklike most average joes He s got his reasons illegit


  2. says:

    Eric Clapton s attempt at writing an interesting account of his life was pretty much a failure I read the book because I am a Clapton fan though not a huge one , because I had read another rock star s Anthony Kiedis drug related biography and enjoyed it, and because my mom got it for me so I felt obligated to do so From beginning to end, I found rare interest in anything the knight had to record


  3. says:

    His memoir, just like his life, is seemingly compelling at first and utterly vacuous at the end Clapton s story starts out with a confusing childhood and then builds a bright flame of artistry on top This all crumbles as his desire and dependecy steer him to the brink self destruction But all of the compelling rock n roll stories that should be in this autobiography are replaced with remorseful and arrog


  4. says:

    Eric Clapton, guitar god, has written his autobiography, aptly titled Clapton, The Autobiography It covers his entire life, from his poor upbringing, to the present day as happy family man He addresses every phase of his personal and professional life, which is amazing in the fact that the book clocks in at only 328 pages Maybe this is why, as honest as Clapton is, it left me wanting a bit For instance, d


  5. says:

    It wasn t until I started the autobiography that I considered why it appealed to me in the first place I m a rather indifferent fan of Clapton s Cream Derek the Dominos, etc Unplugged is the only album of his that I own It was of a curiosity about that era the hardcore sex, drugs, rock roll of the 70s and to read about the experiences of someone who barely made it out alive that compelled me to read As a child in the 70s


  6. says:

    Because of Clapton s connection to the Beatles via his close friend George Harrison, I was intrigued to read his autobiography As we all know, he wooed Pattie Boyd Harrison away from George and later married her I read Pattie Harrison s autobiography Wonderful Tonight which came out at almost the same time as Eric s.Although I am not a fan of Clapton s music, I found his life story very interesting and even inspiring His writing s


  7. says:

    Autobiografija. Hm, ako o ne emu netko zna, onda bi to trebalo biti o samome sebi Stekla dojam da je neki novinar pisao i nabrajao na daleko i na iroko osobe s kojima je Clapton do ao u bilo koji kontakt tijekom ivota Tisu e imena, nabrojanih koje nitko ne bi uspio povezati i zapamtiti Hladno, odmaknuto. Nikako za ono to je izdano Imala sam dojam da je knjiga duplo deblja s obzirom koliko sam ju dugo itala Na momente dosadno Ako volite lik


  8. says:

    Besides music, Eric Clapton can write prose I wondered who the ghostwriter was, but towards the end he said he carried the drafts with him on tour Not only is the book coherent in a way many autobiographies are not, it appears to be an honest presentation of his life as he lived it Most autobiographers tell little jokes on themselves, but very few of will tell of their deepest disappointments in themselves Clapton tells how tried to be sober to vis


  9. says:

    Najvi e volim slu ati klasi ni rock od 1965 do 1975 godine i to britanske bendove koji su napravili revoluciju i ponovno izmislili blues rock Clapton je tu bio bitan igra , a i jedan je od najboljih gitarista svih vremena Nisam ga puno slu ao, ali volim Cream i odli an mi je John Mayallov album Blues Breakers na kojem je svirao Mislio sam da u ga po eljeti vi e slu ati dok budem itao ovu autobiografiju ve inom tako bude kada itam o nekom bendu ili gl


  10. says:

    If you re a total Slowhand freak and I am this book is invaluable in that it comes right from the horse s mouth I ve read a number of EC biographies, and, obviously, the main events of his life story are the same here as they are in the past Cream still implodes, Layla still gets recorded, etc In that sense, there isn t much new information as there is the personal perspective and voice of Clapton himself.Most revealing are the details of his youth growing up Everyo


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