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.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Royston Crow. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Royston Crow