Eric Clapton: The Autobiography

PUBLISHED: 15:16 11 October 2007 | UPDATED: 15:17 12 May 2010

Eric Clapton: The Autobiography

Eric Clapton: The Autobiography

IT is often said of Eric Clapton that he is a rock icon and a living legend. He was, as we know, the man who gave us Layla, ­Wonderful Tonight, and Tears in Heaven. But behind the veil of pop stardom there is a man who reveals himself here as ­someone who

IT is often said of Eric Clapton that he is a rock icon and a living legend.

He was, as we know, the man who gave us Layla, ­Wonderful Tonight, and Tears in Heaven.

But behind the veil of pop stardom there is a man who reveals himself here as ­someone who has had, to say the least, trials and tribulations.

Twice he recovered from addictions to drugs and ­alcohol; recovered from the death of his young son, and the break-up of a marriage.

Clapton's book is an honest portrait: an account of a life which has seen him dominate the pop scene, and one which certainly had a darker side.

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