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Clapton: The Autobiography

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Written By: Eric Clapton

Narrated By: Simon Vance

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2007

Duration: 10 hours 32 minutes


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.


  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed learning more about the music history of this era and the role Clapton played in it, at least from his point of view. I particularly loved the narrator who really brought this story to life!

  • Tammy

    I've always enjoyed Clapton's music and much of his history I already knew. If you are a Clapton fan or just interested in the life of a rock star / legend then you will find this audio book enjoyable.

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