Eric Clapton: The Autobiography

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Arrow, 2008 - Guitarists - 392 pages
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Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star. Like Dylan and McCartney he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world and been central to the significant musical developments of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as 'God'. Now for the first time, Eric tells the story of his personal and professional journeys in this pungent, witty and painfully honest autobiography.

These are the memoirs of a survivor, someone who has reached the pinnacle of success, who has had it all, but whose demons have never left him. Eric tells his story as it is, hiding nothing, with a directness and searing honesty that will make this book one of the most compelling memoirs of our time.

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I read this book in the hope to u der stand and admire Eric Clapton better. Unfortunately it did the opposite. I now think of Clapton as an ego maniac who bounces from one addiction to the next (drugs ... Read full review

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This is the first autobiography I have read in a very long time and I was very pleased with it. The book may seem a little "gritty" to some readers, but I really enjoyed the grittiness, I feel that it ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Eric Clapton was born in 1945. At the age of eighteen, he joined the Yardbirds and in 1966, he formed Cream with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce. Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos followed before Eric embarked on his solo career which has spanned three decades to date. He has produced dozens of bestselling albums selling tens of millions of copies. He is married with three daughters and lives with his family in Surrey. He also has another daughter, Ruth, by a previous relationship.

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