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Clapton - The Autobiography

Eric Clapton

"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, howeve

"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, howeve
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"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, howeve

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bill Nighy

Length:

5h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:45


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:18


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:22