Clapton The Autobiography

Clapton The Autobiography

Synopsis

"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 1945 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 461 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 1977. 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 beat 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.

Chapters

  • Chapter 1
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 2
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 3
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 4
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 5
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 6
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 7
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 8
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 9
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 10
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 11
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 12
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 13
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 14
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 15
    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 16
    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 17
    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 18
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 19
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  • Chapter 20
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  • Chapter 21
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 22
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 23
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 24
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  • Chapter 25
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 26
    Duration: 01min
  • Chapter 27
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 28
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  • Chapter 29
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  • Chapter 30
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 31
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  • Chapter 32
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  • Chapter 33
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  • Chapter 34
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  • Chapter 35
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  • Chapter 36
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  • Chapter 37
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  • Chapter 38
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 39
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 40
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 41
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 42
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 43
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 44
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 45
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 46
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 47
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 48
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 49
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 50
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 51
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 52
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  • Chapter 53
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  • Chapter 54
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 55
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 56
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 57
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  • Chapter 58
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  • Chapter 59
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 60
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 61
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  • Chapter 62
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 63
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 64
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 65
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 66
    Duration: 02min
  • Chapter 67
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 68
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 69
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 70
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 71
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 72
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 73
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 74
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 75
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 76
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 77
    Duration: 03min
  • Chapter 78
    Duration: 04min

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