Clapton The Autobiography (READ)


  • Hardcover
  • 343
  • Clapton The Autobiography
  • Eric Clapton
  • English
  • 14 March 2018
  • 9780385518512

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characters Clapton The Autobiography ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 sCreamDerek 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 I was watching Mr Rogers when EC was writing Layla and wreaking havoc on his physical and mental health with heroin But having older brothers meant that rock and roll played a major role in my life I could sing along to Blue Oyster Cult Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd by the tender age of 8 Almost Famous is one of my favorite movies Clapton wrote this memoir at the age of 62 looking back with humility and not a small degree on wonder on a life that brought him fame piles of cash lasting friendships and a profound love of the blues and dedication to that musical genre It also nearly killed him as he battled addictions to heroin alcohol and doomed relationships He s not the most elouent writer and I felt the most at loose ends when reading about his early days as a musician He also seemed to keep an emotional distance from most of his personal relationships particularly those in the 70s It was like a reporting of facts than an analysis of his actions and feelings To be fair he likely has a hard time recalling most of those years but for his keeping a journal most of the 70s and early 80s would be lost in a haze of highs and hangovers But when addressing his addictions particularly alcohol and the process of recovery his writing becomes uite articulate and almost tender His hardly knew his son Conor who died in a horrible accident in the early 90s and the depression recovery that followed Conor s death seems to be the catalyst that created the far humble and positive person he has become It s amazing that anyone could survive what he and so many others did to their bodies their psyches clearly Hendrix Morrison Joplin and many others did not Makes me grateful for my dull life But there s no denying that we lived vicariously through these musicians the romance of that lifestyle ended with the hyper commercialism of the modern music industry

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characters Clapton The Autobiography ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 visit his son but thought of drinking the whole time with him yes the son who fell to his death at age 4 He tells how he longed for PattyLayla while in other relationships including with her sister and how in pursuit of her he got taken in very strangely so by a self described seer a continent away He tells how his perceived somewhat real but not complete rejection by his mother shaped his sexuality for years and specifically how some women rejected him Most brutally he tells the story of Alice who was 16 when he became involved with herThere is insight into the music the bands he joined and left his respect for musicianship and craftsmanship You learn the full story of Layla and that Wonderful Tonight was written in anger fooled me He has disdain for the music business and the music he feels is written for the marketMany biographers and autobiographers drop the parent relationship after the first chapter and might give a death a page or two Clapton describes the adult relationships again in brutal honesty he has with his mother grandparents step siblings and uncle As an aside Bobby Darin had a similar childhood but his mother s ruse lasted into adulthood Clapton was luckier in that the secrets weren t kept very wellThis book has not been well received by reviewers Maybe the honesty is too raw the treatment of women too objectified but he wasn t alone George Harrison was all too ready to swap his wife for a romp with her sister and Mick Jagger would easily hustle the women Clapton brought in his orbit and the tone too interior Maybe the ending about family life and the drudge parts of touring is dull compared with the rambling early life Maybe it is his weak defense ofexcuse for I m not political racist comments with no awareness of whose music made him wealthy Maybe they think he should not have so many houses cars or finance a boat with just one tour Maybe they think he should express grief for the people he hurt Maybe they are evaluating the disturbing elements of his life and not the bookThis book can be valuable to anyone with an addiction in any phase of recovery and the people who care about them It is also a primary source on the birth of the music industry I think it is a 4 star but I am giving it a 5 because its honesty It might be able to help others accept their addictions and help reconcile what they did to conserve or deny the addiction This uniue period in musical history and the culture that made the music could use honest documentation like this

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characters Clapton The Autobiography ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 arrogant AAgroup therapy recounts of his misadventures As he winds down his story I m left as a reader wondering why am I reading this The last several chapters read like a digest of his diary Clapton gets married clapton has kids clapton goes on tour claton gets homesick clapton sees his kids and is happy clapton is done with tour clapton sits around and then goes fishing clapton writes an autobiography Who the fuck cares


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  1. says: Eric Clapton ß 7 Read & Download Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Eric Clapton Summary Clapton The Autobiography

    Clapton The Autobiography (READ) 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

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    Clapton The Autobiography (READ) Eric Clapton ß 7 Read & Download Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Eric Clapton Eric Clapton's attempt at writing an interesting account of his life was pretty much a failureI read the book because I am a fan of his music

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    Clapton The Autobiography (READ) Eric Clapton ß 7 Read & Download Summary Clapton The Autobiography His memoir just like his life is seemingly compelling at first and utterly vacuous at the end Clapton's story sta

  4. says: Summary Clapton The Autobiography Eric Clapton ß 7 Read & Download Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Eric Clapton

    Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Eric Clapton Clapton The Autobiography (READ) 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'sCreamDerek 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

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    Clapton The Autobiography (READ) Eric Clapton ß 7 Read & Download Summary Clapton The Autobiography 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

  6. says: Eric Clapton ß 7 Read & Download Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Eric Clapton Summary Clapton The Autobiography

    Clapton The Autobiography (READ) 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'sAlthough I am not a fan of Clapton's music I found his life story very interesting and even inspiring His writing sty

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    Clapton The Autobiography (READ) 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 t

  8. says: Clapton The Autobiography (READ) Eric Clapton ß 7 Read & Download Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Eric Clapton

    Clapton The Autobiography (READ) 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 himselfMost revealing are the

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    Clapton The Autobiography (READ) 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 to

  10. says: Clapton The Autobiography (READ) Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Eric Clapton Summary Clapton The Autobiography

    Clapton The Autobiography (READ) Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Eric Clapton Full Disclosure Before reading this book I was not a huge Eric Clapton fan Sure I'd enjoyed him in concert a few times and I owned some of his albums I respected him But I wasn't all that interested in reading about him I wa

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