Clapton by Eric Clapton audiobook

Clapton: The Autobiography

By Eric Clapton
Read by Simon Vance

Random House Audio
10.53 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781415943458

With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and inspiring life. More than a rock star, Eric Clapton 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. With the formation of Cream, the world’s first supergroup, he became a worldwide superstar. During the decades that followed, he would go on to play as a guest with Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, as well as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and longtime friend George Harrison. He would overcome despair, self-imposed seclusion, drug addiction, and alcoholism. He would 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. CLAPTON is the powerful 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.

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New York Times bestseller

An iBooks bestseller in Memoirs

With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and inspiring life. More than a rock star, Eric Clapton 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. With the formation of Cream, the world’s first supergroup, he became a worldwide superstar. During the decades that followed, he would go on to play as a guest with Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, as well as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and longtime friend George Harrison. He would overcome despair, self-imposed seclusion, drug addiction, and alcoholism. He would 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. CLAPTON is the powerful 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clapton is honest... even searing and often witty, with a hard-won survivor’s humor... an honorable badge of a book. Stephen King, New York Times Book Review
“Riveting Boston Herald
An even, unblinking sensibility defines the author’s voice. New York Times“An unsparing self-portrait.
Strong stuff. Clapton reveals its author’s journey to self-acceptance and manhood. Anyone who cares about the man and his music will want to take the trip with him. Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone
“This book does what many rock historians couldn’t: It debunks the legend... puts a lie to the glamour of what it means to be a rock star. Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune
An absorbing tale of artistry, decadence, and redemption. Los Angeles Times
One of the very best rock autobiographies ever. Houston Chronicle
A glorious rock history. New York Post
Like the bluesmen who inspired him, Clapton has his share of scars... his compelling memoir is... a soulful performance. People

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Author

Author Bio: Eric Clapton

Author Bio: Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton, CBE, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. He is one of the most successful musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Often viewed by both critics and fans as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and #53 on their list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English