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  • Clapton The Autobiography
  • Eric Clapton
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  • 14 January 2017
  • 9780385518512

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Free download Clapton The Autobiography ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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. 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Free download Clapton The Autobiography ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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 unreuited 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. 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 during his drunk periods he admits to being chauvinistic to his then wife Patti and starting fights with various people but he never actually gives the details Maybe I have to read Patti Boyd s autobiography if I want The overall read this memoir gives on Clapton s personality is one of obsession From his love of the blues to his infatuations with many women to his desire to work with different musicians to his abuse of drugs and alcohol Everything is done full bore damn the conseuences It took age and years of recovery for Clapton to mature enough to start a family with his current wife Melia and settle into a less destructive lifestyleI give Clapton credit for being so forthcoming in his text and admitting to faults and mistakes that most people would choose to keep hidden Possibly being such a public figure for so long didn t really give him an option here other people have and will write books and some of the stories are already legend But still I was almost embarrassed reading some of his adventures Especially one in particular that involved a strange woman who preyed on his vulnerability by claiming she could help him win back Patti with different spells The situation gets way out of handMaybe it was just a case of fighting a tight deadline but I feel this book could have benefited with a stronger editor to guide the text The writing was good Clapton wrote it himself but someone really needed to just step in a few places and ask for here and here and here John Lennon s murder wasn t even mentioned Surely this must have affected Clapton in some way even if it was just to concern himself with his own safety Not to mention Clapton s friendship with George Harrison Didn t he discuss this with Harrison or call and console him about the death of his Beatle brother Despite my few problems with the book I really found it to be a uick read and a real page turner It allowed me the reader to get an intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the most successful artists of the last 40 years And the glimpse isn t always a pretty picture

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Free download Clapton The Autobiography ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Included “Wonderful Tonight” the touching love song to Pattie whom he finally married at the end of 1979 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 ti. Wow I m not familiar with Clapton or his music This book made him seem like a very selfish inconsiderate individual But it wasn t too boring His struggles with heroin and alcohol were the most interesting I don t really believed he lovedloves any womanonly himself It s surprising that he comes off as so badly in his own wordsI don t think he even realizes how unsympathetic a character he makes himself